Art Alert: Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim showing at Cima

Ahram Online , Sunday 10 Sep 2017

Critic Ahmed Shawqy will discuss the film with director Sherif El-Bendary, exploring the tale of a man who believes his girlfriend has reincarnated as a goat

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Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim (Photo: still from the film)

The award-winning film Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim will be screened at Cima in Cairo's Garden City on 14 September, in the presence of the movie's director Sherif El-Bendary.

Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim tells the story of a man who believes that his dead girlfriend has been reincarnated as a goat, which he names Nada. At the healer’s clinic, Ali meets Ibrahim, and they are both diagnosed as being cursed.

When the healer prescribes a solution to break the spell, it sets them off on an adventure that takes them to the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Nile.

The film stars Ahmed Magdy, Salwa Mohamed Ali and Nahed El-Sebaee, with a screenplay by Ahmed Amer, based on a story by Ibrahim El-Batout.

After Thursday's screening, critic Ahmed Shawqy will lead a discussion session with El-Bendary.

The film made its world premiere at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), earning Egyptian actor Ali Sobhy the Muhr feature award for his performance.

It was screened at Cannes Junior Screenings this year alongside seven other international films, as well as at the Cannes Film Market.

During its production phase, Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim scooped three financial awards at the Final Cut Venice workshop and the ARTE prize in Dubai.

14 September at 7pm
Cima, Rostom St., 2nd floor, Apt 5, Downtown/Garden City, Cairo

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