30.09. - 09.10.2021

Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces Egypt 2016 | 115 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Yousry Nasrallah

Yousry Nasrallah (*1952) is currently one of the most prolific film directors in Egypt. He was assistant to Youssef Chahine and won awards with his first film Summer Thefts (1987).

rated for 0 + years
Yehia and his family have a catering company specializing in weddings. Re'efat, the eldest son, is head over heels in love with Shadia, the divorced village beauty, but he's engaged to his cousin Karima, who is in turn in love with Re'efat's younger brother. As if this emotional chaos weren't strenuous enough for everyone involved, who have to suffer in silence, at a businessman's wedding the inevitable romantic showdown occurs. The catalyst is Shadia's corrupt ex-lover, who sets off an absurd chain of jealous reactions. “My Big Fat Egyptian Wedding”: the film is a fizzing comedy with elements of Bollywood that satirizes the close juxtaposition of Arab patriarchy and Western permissiveness in Egyptian society. 
Original title: Al Ma’ wal Khodra wal Wajh El Hassan
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Yousry Nasrallah
Screenplay: Yousry Nasrallah, Ahmad Abdallah
Cast: Laila Eloui, Mena Shalaby, Zeina Mansour, Mohamed Aly Rizk, Bassem Samra, Ahmed Daoud, Sabrine, Alaa Zenhom, Mohamed Sharnouby, Lama Kotkot
Producer: Ahmad El Sobky
Director of Photography: Samir Bahsan
Music: Wael Alaa
Production Design: Hamdy Abdel Rahman
Editor: Mona Rabi
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Pyramide International
Production: El Sobky Film for Cinema Production
Contact: Ilaria Gomarasca, Pyramide International:


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