Ali, The Goat And Ibrahim at the Arab Film Festival Australia

Ali, The Goat And Ibrahim

Egypt | 2016 | 92mins | Dir: Sherif El Bendary
Australian Premiere

Ali falls in love with a goat, whom he names Nada. Ibrahim works at a recording studio and starts to hear voices that frighten him. Ali yields to his mother’s wish that he visit a healer, even though he doesn’t believe he is psychologically unstable. At the healer’s clinic, Ali meets Ibrahim. The healer diagnoses Ali and Ibrahim as “cursed” and prescribes a solution to break the spell; they must throw three “magic” stones in Egypt’s three water bodies. Ali, Ibrahim and Nada set off on an adventure that takes them to the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Nile in this touching tale of friendship, reconciliation, self-discovery and self-acceptance.


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Sherif El Bendary

Director:

Born in 1978, Egyptian filmmaker Sherif Elbendary lives and works in Cairo. Elbendary graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts in 2001 then he pursued studying film directing at the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo. He graduated in 2007 with an honorable mention and received his diploma in 2010 from the High Institute of Cinema, where he has been teaching film directing since 2008.

In 2004 Elbendary started working as Assistant Director in feature films and in commercials. During 2008 and 2009 Elbendary directed six documentaries between Mauritania and in Egypt for Al Jazeera TV produced by Hot Spot Films in Dubai as well as many TV commercials. His first short fiction film Rise & Shine produced by the Egyptian Film Center in 2006 was officially selected in more than 75 film festivals in 33 countries and won 15 awards.

Elbendary’ s second short film was his graduation project At Day's End, produced by the High Institute of Cinema in 2008 which was officially selected in more than 50 film festivals and won 14 awards. Sherif participated with the short Curfew, which was part of the collective feature 18 days, an official selection in Cannes 2011 as well as many other festivals.


Crew / Cast

Director: Sherif El Bendary
Producer: Mohamed Hefzy, Hossam Elouan
Scriptwriter: Ahmed Amer
DOP: Amr Farouk
Editor: Emad Maher
Composer: Ahmed El Sawy
Cast : Ali Sobhi, Ahmed Magdy, Salwa Mohamed Aly, Nahed El Sebai

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