Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim

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Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim (Ali Mea'za we Ibrahim)

Directed by Sherif El Bendary

  • Egypt, United Arab Emirates, France, Qatar 2016; 97 min
  • Original version: Sign Language, Arabic
  • Genre: Comedy drama
    • Best Actor (Ali Sobhy) - Dubai IFF

Synopsis

Ali falls in love with a goat, whom he names Nada. Ibrahim works at a recording studio and starts to hear voices that frighten him. Ali yields to his mother’s wish that he visit a healer, even though he doesn’t believe he is psychologically unstable. At the healer’s clinic, Ali meets Ibrahim. The healer diagnoses Ali and Ibrahim as “cursed” and prescribes a solution to break the spell; they must throw three “magic” stones in Egypt’s three water bodies. Ali, Ibrahim and Nada set off on an adventure that takes them to the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Nile in this touching tale of friendship, reconciliation, self-discovery and self-acceptance.

Production

  • ARIZONA PRODUCTIONS

     

  • FILM CLINIC

     

International Sales

  • LOCO FILMS

    Florencia Gil