File- Ahmed Magdy
CAIRO – 10 March 2019: "The Giraffe", Egyptian actor Ahmed Magdy's first directing experience, screens at Cinema Akil in the UAE from March 8-15, as part of its Arab world tour.
''The Giraffe'' has been selected to screen at the third edition of Aswan International Women Film Festival that was held on February 20-26.
The fiction film competed in the Critic Week Competition. The film tells the story of Ahmed, a young Egyptian man who is lost and depleted of faith.
One night he finds himself saving a girl he does not know by getting her enough money to have an abortion.
Ahmed gets swallowed into the madness of the city and gets involved with an eccentric group of young people led by an enigmatic girl who is trying to uncover the mystery behind the giraffe hidden at the zoo.
"The Giraffe" premiered at the 40th Cairo International Film Festival, which was followed by its first international participation at the 17th Marrakech International Film Festival.
Written and directed by Ahmed Magdy, "The Giraffe" stars Amr Hosny, Shaza Moharam, Haydi Koussa, Salma Hassan, Rasha Magdy, Mohammed el-Badawy, and Osama Gawish.
The film is co-produced by Garage Art Production, Utaco Digital Film and Fig Leaf Studio. It was awarded the AFAC Production Grant and the SANAD Development Grant from the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.