Tuesday 19 October 2021
Books – Abdel Fattah Al-Azmi:
Director Mohamed Diab has commented on the withdrawal of artist Sheriff Mounir from the screening of the film “Feathers” at the El Ghouna Film Festival, accusing him of insulting the image of Egypt.
Through his account on “Facebook” Diab said: “The awards received by the Riches film are the words of Professor Sheriff Maun Neer that the conspiracy from the West against Egypt was very dangerous, especially since he was a great artist.”
He added: “I will speak from my experience as a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival and as a member of the Oscar Academy. , And artists who have been members of the jury at three major festivals, such as Hend Sabri, Nelly Kareem and Mohammed Hefzi, are also asked.
He continued: “Why are the films that go to festivals about the poor or the troubled? Independent films all over the world are films outside the commercial production system, that is, films that cannot be produced, that are always marginalized films. People who have no voice or people who do not expect to make money, so The creators have the courage to make bold art choices, and it’s exciting to see new and different festivals. Cinemas. “
He continued: “In 2019, the film that won the role of Palm was Japanese (shopkeepers), and in 2020, the same award-winning Korean (parasite) and then won the Oscars. You do not remember.”
He continued: “The difference between the feathers in the film is not poverty, but the director’s bold style and different narrative style, and whether you like the film or not, we have to appreciate that this film is a different voice and artistic taste that is not found in Egyptian cinema. And problems will not get you into a big ceremony.
He continued: “A film with feathers is a summary of space and time, and the place has a background of poverty to the extent that it is not like Egypt or anywhere else in the world, and the artists themselves repeat the accusations of the type of decay of Egypt, which is a disaster because this speech censorship and film A boycott of festivals that select producers and films, and any film about the marginalized will be falsely accused and it is difficult Unfortunately, public opinion always pushes festival films to the level of the accused
He concluded: “The talk of failure and failure, as if we did not have the ability to do a good thing. Omar al-Zuhairi is a trusted Egyptian director and deserves the congratulations and encouragement of all of us.
“Feathers”, directed by Omar al-Zuhairi, won the Grand Prix at the 74th Cannes International Film Festival International Critics’ Week, as well as the Fibrasi Award for Best Picture in parallel competitions at the International Film Festival.
“Feathers” was the first film directed by Omar al-Zuhairi, and saw production collaboration between France, Egypt, the Netherlands and Greece, and gained support from many international organizations in its production stages.
Omar al-Zuhairi, co-author with screenwriter Ahmed Amar, is a mother who lives in the care of a husband and his children. The details of this family life are not returned to the husband who mistakenly lost control of the youngest son, the witch during the birthday celebration and managed everything. This violent change forces the dysfunctional wife to take responsibility for the crisis and recover the husband, and as she tries to maintain the rest of her small family, wife A passes through these difficult and tragic changes.
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