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Despite the controversy, the director of the film "Feathers" won the award for Best Arab Talent at the El Gauna Festival.

Despite the controversy, the director of the film “Feathers” won the award for Best Arab Talent at the El Gauna Festival.

Release Date:
October 20 2021 18:46 GMT

Update Date: October 20 2021 20:30 GMT

The El Gauna Film Festival, in its fifth session, presented the Variety Magazine Award for Best Arab Talent in the Middle East to young Egyptian director Omar al-Zuhairi for his film.

Source: Mustafa Sadavi – Erm News

The El Ghouna Film Festival, in its fifth session, presented the Variety Magazine Award for Best Arab Talent in the Middle East to young Egyptian director Omar al-Zuhairi for his film “Feathers”. Official competition screenings of the festival.

After the film sparked controversy in Egypt over the past two days, amid widespread criticism amid allegations of “insulting Egypt”, it submitted information to parliamentary movements and the public seeking an explanation for the same film about the director of the award-winning film in Egypt today.

At the awards ceremony, Egyptian director Omar al-Zuhairi expressed his delight and pride at receiving the award in Egypt and the Middle East, adding: “I am delighted with the cinema that Egypt offers. I made a film about humanity.”

Last July, the Egyptian film “Feathers” won the “International Critics’ Week” award at the Cannes Film Festival and the International Film Critics Association’s award “Fabrasi”.

The film is about the story of a poor family with a father, mother and 3 children. One day, the father decides to celebrate the birthday of one of his sons, so he brings a sorcerer to deliver entertaining passages to the guests, but when the sorcerer makes a paragraph using the father, he enters a large wooden box and turns it into a chicken and the father disappears.

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From this absurd contradiction, the events of the film begin, the wife seeks all possible means to rescue her father, looking for a magician, but to no avail, after she has exhausted a few pounds, she begins to believe she can manage the needs of the family, and pushes her eldest son to work in the factory where he works. In which his father paid off their debts.

After the family situation was relatively stable, the father reappeared, but his pathetic condition and loss of his speech and movement made him a new burden on the family.