30.09. - 09.10.2021

Withered Green Egypt 2016 | 74 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Mohammed Hammad

MOHAMMED HAMMAD (* 1980) studied mass communications in Cairo. His controversial shorts Central (2008) and Pale Red (2010) won several awards. Withered Green is his debut feature.

rated for 0 + years
Since the death of their parents, Iman lives with her little sister Noha. She's in her mid-30s, has never had a man and is worried. She senses signs of the menopause, although she still feels young. She also has to find an uncle who will vouch for Noha's engagement, as tradition demands. When she can't find anyone and on top of all that gets the results of a medical examination, Iman takes a drastic decision. Sensitive and moving, the film shows two women in the stranglehold of a patriarchal society and deals with topics that are normally taboo in Arab cinema.
Original title: Akhdar Yabes
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Mohammed Hammad
Screenplay: Mohammed Hammad
Cast: Heba Ali, Asmaa Fawzi, John Ekram Hanna, Tamer Abdel Hamid, Ahmed Al Aidy, Ahmed Hammad, Samya El Galad, Saad Amer, Ekram Hanna, Nabil Sami, Ameer Neseem
Producer: Mohammed Hammad, Mohammed El Sharqawi, Kholoud Saad
Director of Photography: Mohammed El Sharqawi
Production Design: Mohammed Hammad
Editor: Mohammed El Sharqawi. Mohammed Hammad
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Film Clinic Indie Distribution
Production: Eleven Productions, Film Clinic
Contact: Jessica Khoury, Film Clinic Indie Distribution:


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