A Scene from the film [Photo Courtesy: Extracted from the film’s official trailer]
CAIRO – 16 November 2017: Animated Egyptian film “The Unknown Sweet Potato Seller,” starring Egyptian actor Khaled Abol Naga and actress/model Tara Emad has been awarded the ‘Best Animation Film Emerging Media Storytelling/Commentary’ at the Miami Short Film Festival in U.S on Wednesday, according to a post on Tara Emad‘s official Instagram account.
The film revolves around Khaled, who investigates the murder case of a child who once sold sweet potatoes on a street cart in Tahrir Square. Khaled sees many visions and nightmares of the murder, only to find himself taking a different unexpected path in this investigation.
Released in 2016, the film is written and directed by the ambitious and talented animated film director Ahmed Roshdy.
Most recently, the film was supposed to premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) before its screening ban, according to the DIFF organizing committee on the festival’s official Facebook page.
Roshdy previously directed his first animated film ‘Tarrot,’ which premiered at Festival de Cannes and was chosen as one of the winners of the ‘48 Hour Film Project’ among 4,500 films, according to state-owned Al Ahram.