'Feathers' is an Egyptian-French-Dutch-Greek production and Al-Zuhairi’s first feature-length work.
Feature film Feathers by Egyptian director Omar Al-Zuhairi has won the Nespresso Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week.
Feathers is an Egyptian-French-Dutch-Greek production and Al-Zuhairi’s first feature-length work.
Cannes’ Semaine de la Critique, or Critics’ Week, had in all 13 features competing in the sidebar, where Feathers had its world premiere. Romanian director Cristian Mungiu led the jury for the 60th edition of Critics’ Week, known as a showcase for new talent.
The 115-minute film was among seven movies in the competition and tells the story of a mother who dedicates her life to her husband and children. When a magic trick goes wrong at her four-year-old son’s birthday party, an avalanche of coincidental absurdities befall the family. The magician turns her husband, the authoritarian father, into a chicken.
It stars Demyana Nassar, Samy Bassiouny, Fady Mina Fawzy and Abo Sefen Nabil Wesa.
It was co-written with Ahmed Amer and co-produced by Juliette Lepoutre and Pierre Menahem through Still Moving, in partnership with Lagoonie Film Production, as well as Shahinaz Al-Akkad.