Written and directed by Omar Hilal, the film marks his cinematic debut and transition from the world of adverts to film.
Egypt has selected Mohamed Farag-starring Voy Voy Voy! as its entry for the Oscars’ Best International Feature Film award.
The movie will be released on September 13 in Egypt and on September 21 across the GCC.
Voy! Voy! Voy! will also premiere at the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023.
A collaborative effort between Vox Studios, Film Clinic and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, the film is a notable shift for Omar Hilal, making his debut in the world of cinema after a successful career in advertising.
Inspired by true-life events, Voy! Voy! Voy! features an ensemble cast including stars such as Mohamed Farrag, Nelly Karim and Bayoumi Fouad alongside up-and-coming talent Taha Desouky, Amgad El Hagar and Mohamed Abdel Azeem. The script was written by Omar Hilal. Mohamed Hefzy and Omar Hilal produced it.
Voy! Voy! Voy! tells the story of Hassan, a security guard living an impoverished life with his mother who dreams of travelling and living abroad. One day he stumbles on the sport of blind football, and cunningly decides to pose as a visually impaired man to join a team close to playing a World Cup tournament in Europe. On this journey, he crosses paths with several characters, an attractive young journalist who starts to take an interest in the team as he takes an interest in her, a middle-aged coach looking for an opportunity, and his two best friends. Along with them, Hassan goes to unimaginable lengths to be with the team and not miss out on Europe, hoping that this will provide their ticket to a life with more opportunity.