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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Strong reactions to Feathers film at Gouna Film Festival

Egyptian filmmaker Omar El Zohairy’s Cannes decorated Feathers got some play on the airwaves. The attention came after Feathers was screened at the Gouna Film Festival, with the talking heads claiming that some celebrities walked out of the Feathers’ screening in protest of the film’s depiction of an impoverished family in Egypt, which they say conveys the country’s slums inaccurately. Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa (watch, runtime: 4:01) and El Hekaya’s Amr Adib (watch, runtime: 4:11) both took note. The surrealist film, which follows a strict father turned into a chicken after a magic trick goes wrong at a children’s birthday party, was awarded the Nespresso Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival last summer.

Catch the trailer (watch, runtime: 2:09) (with English subtitles) and start to form an opinion of your own.

Talkshow queen Lamees El Hadidi, meanwhile, interviewed Orascom Development Egypt CEO Omar El Hamamsy from a set in Gouna (watch, runtime: 6:05).

Al Hayah Al Youm’s Mohamed Sherdy focused on recapping President Sisi’s engagements and other official announcements — from the president’s meeting with officials to review the state budget (watch, runtime: 13:53) to his phone call yesterday with Angela Merkel (watch, runtime: 5:29), and the opening of an Egyptian health center in Uganda (watch, runtime: 6:42)

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