30.09. - 09.10.2021

Stray Egypt 2015 | 64 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Ahmad Festok

Ahmad Festok (*1990) fled from Aleppo in Syria to Egypt where he studied film at theAcademy of Arts in Cairo. Stray ishis debut feature film.

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A man wanders through Cairo looking for work. Lonely, tattered, forced to live in inhumane conditions. He's lived this life for 11 years. He came to the city from the countryside and cannot go home. An uprooted, nomadic existence spent searching for the existential minimum and what is left of his dreams. With an amazing, sometimes shocking degree of proximity and intimacy, the film documents its protagonist's everyday life between labouring and masturbation and portrays post-revolutionary Egypt as a precarious poorhouse with no way out. 
Original title: Stray
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Ahmad Festok
Screenplay: Ahmad Festok
Cast: Walid Ezzat, Maher Taha
Producer: Ahmad Festok
Director of Photography: Ahmad Festok
Music: Zaki Nassif
Production Design: Ahmad Festok
Editor: Basant Hananfi
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: BluRay
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World Sales: Ahmad Festok
Production: High Cinema Institute/Egypt
Contact: Ahmad Festok:


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