Egyptian movie “Withered Green” will screen on December 17 at Zawya Cinema - Photo courtesy of IMDB Egyptian movie “Withered Green” will screen on December 17 at Zawya Cinema - Photo courtesy of IMDB

‘Withered Green’ to screen at Zawya on Sunday

Fri, Dec. 15, 2017
CAIRO – 15 December 2017: Egyptian movie “Withered Green” will screen on December 17 at Zawya Cinema.

The movie focuses on a woman (Iman) living in an oriental society, who tries to convince her uncles to meet her sister’s suiter in place of their deceased father. The protagonist is very traditional and strict. However, she receives medical news that cause her to rethink her life and question her beliefs.

The movie’s director, Mohammed Hammad, was the first Egyptian to win the Muhr Award for Best Director in the Narrative Feature Competition at Dubai International Film Festival. He also won a Golden Palm Award for Best Director in the Narrative Feature Competition at the Mexico International Film Festival last year.

The film participated in 45 international film festivals including the Hamburg International Film Festival, Festival de Cannes, and Stockholm International Film Festival.

“Withered Green” was written and directed by Hammad and stars Heba Ali, Asmaa Fawzi, Ahmed Alaidy, and John Ekram Hanna.

The internationally-awarded Egyptian film was screened for the first time in Egypt at the Zawya cinema on October 25, 2017. It premiered at Locarno International Film Festival last year and was the first Egyptian film to be featured at the festival.
 
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