'Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim' to screen at Dublin Arabic Film Festival

Ahram Online , Wednesday 13 Sep 2017

The fourth edition of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival will take place between 6 and 8 October

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

The Egyptian film Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim will be screened within the fourth Dublin Arabic Film Fetsival, an event that takes place at the Irish Film Institute, in Dublin, Ireland, between 6 and 8 October.

Directed by Sherif El-Bendary, the film stars Ali Sobhy who won the Muhr Best Actor Award at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (December 2016), where it premiered.

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

The film centres on 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 Dublin Arabic Film Festival was launched in 2014, with an edition that honored late Egyptian film actor Omar Sherif.

In its fourth year, apart from Egypt's Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim, the festival will also screen drama romance Solitaire (Lebanon, 2016), drama Tramontane (Lebanon, 2016); documentary Gaza Surf Club (2016) and crime drama Beauty and the Dogs (2017). 

The festival is presided by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jim Sheridan, and festival director Zahara Moufid.

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