30.09. - 09.10.2021

Dry Hot Summers Egypt, Germany 0 | 30 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Sharif El Bendary

Sherif El-Bendary (*1978) is a graduate of the Institute for Applied Arts in Cairo and startedwork as a textile engineer. He later studied film direction and today makesboth documentary and fictional shorts. 

rated for 0 + years
SHORT On a hot summer's day, in a Cairo taxi the paths of Shawky and Doa cross. He's a frail old man suffering from cancer on his way to a foreign specialist. She's making the final arrangements for her wedding that evening. A friendship develops between these two people at completely different stages of their lives. In the summer heat of the congested, dusty metropolis, they spend a day together and discover their lives anew. A tragi-comic story and a portrait of a megacity on the brink of asphyxia.
Original title: Har... Gaf... Sayfan
Film type: Short
Original language: Arabic
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Sharif El Bendary
Screenplay: Nura El-Sheikh
Director of Photography: Victor Credi
Production Design:
Editor: Ahmed Maher
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: mec film
Production: subtype productions; Red Star
Contact: Irit Neidhardt, mec film:


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