Dry Hot Summers

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    Dry Hot Summers

    Har Gaf Sayfan

    Directed by

    Germany, Egypt

    2015

    31 min

    • English
    • Arabic

    Comedy drama, Short

    Two paths cross on a hot, dry, day in Cairo. A desperate cancer patient meets a bride, who wants to wear her wedding gown and prepare for a photograph with her groom. A day unlike any other.

    Awards

    • Robert Bosch Film Prize

    Credits

    Cast
    Mohamed Farid
    Nahed Elsebaie
    Donia Maher
    Mohamed Abdelazeem
    Screenplay
    Nura Elsheikh
    Cinematography
    Victor Credi
    Editing
    Emad Maher
    Sales
    MEC FILM
    Sherif El Bendary

    Sherif El Bendary

    Egypt

    Egyptian filmmaker Sherif El Bendary lives and works in Cairo. He graduated from the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo in 2007. His short films, RISE & SHINE (2006) and AT END'S DAY (2008), appeared in numerous film festivals and won many awards. Sherif’s CURFEW was part of the omnibus film 18 DAYS, which screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2011, and his DRY HOT SUMMERS won the Robert Bosch Film Prize in 2014, and was in competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2016. His debut feature film ALI, THE GOAT AND IBRAHIM (2016) was sceened at the Dubai IFF where it won an award for Best Actor (Ali Sobhy).

    Selected Filmography