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‘Photocopy’ movie to participate in El Gouna Film Festival

Wed, Aug. 23, 2017
CAIRO – 23August 2017: El Gouna Film Festival announced that the Egyptian film ‘Photocopy’ will be screen in the first edition of the official competition that will kick off on September 22.

The movie will compete to win the Golden Star award for Best Feature Movie. ‘Photocopy’ is the second feature movie to be chosen to participate in the festival. It was chosen along with the Egyptian film ‘Sheikh Jackson.’ ‘Sheikh Jackson’ was chosen to be the opening film of the festival.

‘Photocopy’ stars Mahmoud Hemeida, Shereen Reda, Farah Youssef, Aly Tayeb and Ahmed Dash. The movie was written by Haitham Dabour and directed by Tamer Ashry.

The film festival will take place from September 22 through 29. ‘Sheikh Jackson’ is a controversial movie for Ahmed al-Fishawy, and it goes back to the day pop star Michael Jackson died. The film is about a religious young man who is in a struggle against himself for being a fan of Michael Jackson, and at the same time wanting to be devoted to his religious beliefs as he grows older.

The film’s production company poster shows the protagonist, played by Egyptian star Ahmed el-Fishawy, dressed as a Salafist sheikh, posed in a Jackson dance move, and wearing Jackson’s signature hat.

The film also features Majid Al-Kadwani, Dorra, Ahmed Malik, Amina Khalil and Hazem Sharif. The film was produced by Hisham Abdel-Khaliq and Mohamed Hafezy and written and directed by Amr Salama.
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