Waves, 6/11 at 18.30h

 

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“A penetrating film shot with breathtaking lyricism”

“One of the best evocations on film of the recent events in Egypt and heralds a major new talent on the Egyptian scene”

Deborah Young “The Hollywood reporter”

“ Extra-ordinary..a masterpiece!”

Samir Farid “ Almasry Alyoum”

“Ahmed Nour’s documentary blends live-action and animation into a poetic meditation on the Egyptian city of Suez and the failed dreams of the 2011 Revolution.”

Jay Weissberg “Variety”

logline

In the extra-ordinary Egyptian city of Suez, the director shows 5 periods of time in his life..5 Waves of life!

Synopsis

In the extra ordinary Egyptian city of “Suez “, the Egyptian revolution was born and the film features its entire special divided story. The Suez born young filmmaker invites the audience to share his internal meditative look at the very special periods of time in his life. Using the director’s voice over, animation scenes, and a poetic style of sound design & cinematography, the film tries to decode the mental & psychological structure of the currently so called as ‘the Egyptian revolution’s generation”

Short Synopsis

In the extra ordinary Egyptian city of “Suez “, the Egyptian revolution was born and the film features its entire special divided story. Using the director’s voice over, animation scenes, and a poetic style of sound design & cinematography, the film tries to decode the mental & psychological structure of the currently so called as ‘the Egyptian revolution’s generation”

Director’s short statement

It’s been a challenge on many levels; personal, professional, financial, emotional & ethical. Over 3 years of intensive work, I have tried to make an honest film that tries to go beyond the personal, the geographical & the current, to the collective & the humanistic wide space. I am so grateful to my fellow team of genuine artists who have given their maximum efforts into this film to help me achieving my artistic goals almost with no compromise despite the entire financial crisis we have faced over 3 years. This film is dear to me not only because it’s my first film but also because it has been my intimate friend in a journey that has been full of emotions, questions & changes!

Some Related keywords

(Poetic-2D animation-Mix of genres-meditation-Creative documentary-History-Current affairs-Youth-Dialogue and interaction between 4 living generations-Reality-Surrealism-humanistic-Innovative-Author film-Art house-Stylized cinematography-Human rights-Democracy)

Trailer

Additional info

Length: 70 min
-Color and B&W
-Original format: HD 16:9
-Date of completion: December 2013
-Country of production: Egypt                     
 -Country of coproduction: Morocco
-Production company: Moug films “Ahmed Nour”
-Producer: Ahmed Nour                                
-Co producer: Layla Triqui
-Author and director: Ahmed Nour
-Genre: Feature creative-Documentary film for Cinema theaters and TV.
-Sold territories: none

Date of World premiere

9th December 2013 at the Dubai international film festival, UAE, official documentary feature competition. The film had a very successful premiere followed by a wonderful international and regional critic’s reviews “please check samples in “Samples of press “ below.

We currently organize the film festival’s tour in Major film festivals in America, Europe, Asia & Africa.

Festivals/screenings history

10 th Dubai international film festival, Dubai, UAE “Official competition”

December 9, 2013   « World premiere » 

10 th Festival des Rencontres de l’Image, French institute Egypte-Cairo, Egypt

“Opening gala film” April 3rd, 2014          “Egyptian avant premiere”

17th Ismailia international documentary & short film festival, Ismailia, Egypt

“Official competition” June 7th 2014           “Egyptian premiere”

54th Annecy international animated film festival, Annecy, France

“Official selection/out of competition” June 9th 2014         “European premiere”

26th Galway Film Fleadh, Galway, Ireland

July 10th 2014       “Irish premiere”

3rd Cebu international documentary film festival, Cebu, Philippines

“Official competition” August 2014

20th Sarajevo international film festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia

“Official selection/out of competition” August 2014

6th DMZ Korean international documentary film festival, South Korea

“Official competition” September 2014

57th Dok liepzig international film festival, Liepzig, Germany

“Young cinema competition” Oct-Nov 2014

Asian Pacific screen awards 2014 “in competition”

Awards

Grand prize for best feature length film “10 th Festival des Rencontres de l’Image, French institute Egypte-Cairo, Egypt “.

– Golden Plank for best feature length documentary film “17th Ismailia international documentary & short film festival, Ismailia, Egypt”

Merit award for best film in CINEMATOGRAPHY “3rd Cebua international documentary film festival 2014”, Cebu, Philippine

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