Only a day after its release in Egyptian theaters, Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim by Sherif El Bendary is going to take part in the 1st Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival (March 5-11, 2017). The film will be competing in the festival's Feature Film Competition with the attendance of its director El Bendary and its lead actor Ali Sobhi.
The Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival is organized by Noon Foundation for Culture and Arts, a non-profit organization that aims at developing cultural and artistic activities all over Egypt, especially in the regions that suffer the most from their absence. At its first edition, the festival is going to screen around 35 films from across Egypt, the Arab World and seven European countries with the attendance of their filmmakers.
Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim follows a strange love story of a young man living in a rough neighborhood. He travels across Egypt on the recommendation of a psychic along with Ibrahim who is almost driven mad by the voices he hears in his head. Their journey turns into a voyage of friendship and self-discovery.
Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim introduces two acting prodigies; Ali Sobhi (Ein Shams - 2009) and Ahmed Magdy (The Gate of Departure - 2014), who star alongside Salwa Mohamed Aly and Nahed El Sebai.
The film's world premiere was held at the 2016 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), where it competed within the Muhr Feature competition and Ali Sobhi won the Best Actor Award for his role in the film. Most recently, director Sherif El Bendary's debut feature Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim took part in the Mons International Love Film Festival in Belgium, making its outside the Arab world premiere, besides its participation in the 19th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris (January 12 - 16). The film won three awards during its participation in the Final Cut Workshop at the Venice International Film Festival.
Directed by Sherif El Bendary, Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim is written by Ahmed Amer, based on Ibrahim El Batout's story and is produced by Mohamed Hefzy's Film Clinic, Transit Films of Hossam Elouan, and the French film production company Arizona Productions, along with Daniel Ziskind as Associate Producer. The film's distribution in the Arab world is jointly handled by MAD Solutions and Film Clinic-Indie Distribution (FCID), while its worldwide distribution is handled by the French sales agent Loco Films.
Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim was released in Egyptian theaters, last Wednesday, 1st of March by MAD Solutions and Film Clinic-Indie Distribution (FCID) - Please review the screening times with the following movie theaters: Cairo | City Stars Cinema in Nasr City (with English subtitles), Americana Plaza in 6th of October (with English subtitles), Zamalek Cinema (with English subtitles), Cairo Festival in 5th Settlement (with English subtitles), Nile City in Downtown (with English subtitles), Sun City in Heliopolis (with English subtitles), Renaissance in Downtown, Cairo Mall in Haram, Bandar in Maadi (with English subtitles), Golf Mall in El Obour City, VOX Mall of Egypt in 6th of October, Family Cinema in Maadi (with English subtitles), Hilton Ramses in Downtown, Galaxy in El Manial. Alexandria| San Stefano (with English subtitles), Renaissance in Smouha, Metro, Kiroseiz, Cineplex Green Plaza. Suez | Renaissance in Suez.
Screening times of Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim at the 1st Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival Egypt time (GMT +2):
Friday, March 10 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 11 at 3:00 pm