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CAIRO – 20 June 2017: The Egyptian movie Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim, directed by Sherif El Bendary, is the first Arabic movie screening at the Dubai Film Festival starting from June 29 to July 12.
This was the first feature movie for El Bendary. The movie is about Ali, a man who believes his late girlfriend’s soul is inside a goat and goes on a spiritual journey across Egypt with his best friend. Ali Sobhi, playing the titular character, won the Muhr Feature Award for best actor.
The movie’s first worldwide screening was at the Festival International du Movie Francophone de Namur (FIFF) in Belgium. It participated at the Rendez-Vous French Cinema in Paris in January, and was also a participant at the Cannes Film Festival Junior screening. The movie won 3 postproduction awards at Final Cut in Venice workshop.
Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim was written by Ahmed Amer and Ibrahim El-Batout. It was produced by Movie Clinic, Transit movies and Arizona productions.
El Bendary has also directed a few short movies in the past including On the Road to Downtown, and Har, Gaf, Sayfan.