FEATHERS OF A FATHER

by Omar El Zohairy
Script by Ahmed Amer
Based on a story by Omar el Zohairy
Egypt / France/ Netherlands / Greece

SYNOPSIS

When an abusive Egyptian patriarch turns into a chicken, his family slowly and painfully becomes free.

DIRECTOR – BIO

Omar El Zohairy studied at the Cairo’s Cinema Institute and worked as an assistant director alongside some of Egypt’s most awarded filmmakers, including Nasrallah. Zohairy’s short film Breathe Out premiered at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival and won the Jury Special Mention Prize. His second short film The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375, was the first Egyptian film to be selected for the Cannes Cinefondation. The film went on to win awards worldwide. Zohairy is working on his first feature Feathers of a Father. The project was awarded the Baumi Development Award.

Cast and Crew

Director/ Writer – Omar El Zohairy
Producer – Juliette Lepoutre and Pierre Menahem
Production – Still Moving
Coproduction –Film Clinic (Egypt), Kepler Films (Netherlands), Heretic (Greece)