30.09. - 09.10.2021

Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim Egypt, France 2016 | 90 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Sherif El Bendari

SHERIF EL BENDARI (*1978) studied at the Cairo film school and has made a number of documentaries for Al Jazeera as well as award-winning shorts. Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim is his debut feature.

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Ali is convinced that his dead girlfriend has been reincarnated as a goat. Ali's mother, on the other hand, thinks he son isn't right in the head and sends him to a healer. There he meets Ibrahim, a sound engineer who hears voices. For the shaman, it's clear that both men have been cursed and will only be able to free themselves by throwing three magic stones into the Nile, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. Ali, the goat and Ibrahim set out on a turbulent trip across Egypt. A road movie, by turns bizarre, funny and touching, and a parable of a country caught between the traditional and the modern.
Original title: Ali Mea'za we Ibrahim
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Sherif El Bendari
Screenplay: Ahmed Amer
Cast: Ali Sobhy, Ahmed Magdy, Nahed El Sebai, Salwa Mohamed Aly, Osama Abu El Ata
Producer: Mohamed Hefzy, Hossam Elouan
Director of Photography: Amr Farouk
Music: Ahmed Elsawy
Production Design: Ahmed Fayez
Editor: Emad Maher
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Loco Films
Production: Film Clinic; Transit Films
Contact: Arnaud Godard, Loco Films:


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