Photocopy

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Photocopy

Directed by Tamer Ashry

  • Egypt 2017; 97 min
  • Original version: Arabic
  • Genre: Drama
    • Best Feature Film - El Gouna FF

Synopsis

Mahmoud’s life is a ‘photocopy’ of millions of others. He worked as a data-entry typist in the same government job, never married, he lives a traditional life. When he settles for early retirement, he buys a nearby Storefront and sets up: “Mahmoud’s photocopy.” Here, he makes photocopies and types up documents. One day, a student asks him to type up a report on the extinction of dinosaurs. Mahmoud can’t help but begin to see some strange parallels with the state of his own life. Driven by a desire to change the depressing reality that his own lifestyle is becoming extinct, he starts a journey that leads him to revolt against his traditional life.

Production

  • RED STAR FOR PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

    Rasha Gawdat