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Feathers

Feathers

Omar El Zohairy

France, Egypt, Netherlands, Greece | 2021 | Genre: Drama | first feature film | running time: 112’

festivals & awards

Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 2021 / Nespresso prize

synopsis

When a magician’s trick goes wrong at the six-year-old Mando’s birthday party, an avalanche of coincidental absurdities befalls the boy’s family. The magician turns Sami, the authoritative father, into a chicken and fails to bring him back. The mysterious transformation of the father sets the family off on a tragically adsurd adventure of self-discovery to survive without him .
Rasha, the passive mother, is suddenly responsible for the family. She slowly transforms into a stronger woman and mother. Ramadan, the 9 years old son, is forced to take up his fathers’ job in order to earn some money for the family. Mando struggles without his father but finds solace in his older brother. When the father comes back as an invalid, he is more of a burden. His long awaited return is nothing but disappointment.

info

Feathers of a Father
original title

Feathers

genre

Drama

country

France, Egypt, Netherlands, Greece

running time

112’

produced by

Still Moving (France)

in co-production with

Film Clinic (Egypt), Kepler Film (The Netherlands), Heretic (Greece)

directed by

Omar El Zohairy

written by

Ahmed Amer, Omar El Zohairy

When a father turns into a chicken, his family slowly and painfully becomes free.
TFL Programmes

FeatureLab 360 2017
Script&Pitch 2016

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Omar El Zohairy

Scriptwriter, Film Director

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Ahmed Amer

Scriptwriter, Production

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Juliette Lepoutre

Production