The fifth edition of the El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) will screen the award-winning Egyptian film “Feathers” (Reesh) on Sunday.
“Feathers” is participating as the main official competition of the festival, after it was awarded Cannes’ Critics’ Week Grand Prize this year.
Directed by Omar El Zohairy, the film represents the story of a mother who lives unchanged, stable life. These passing days and passing hours present nothing new in her life.
Suddenly, she finds out that her husband turned into a chicken during the celebration of her youngest son’s birthday.
All her attempts to get her husband back fail, and she finds herself facing carrying on all her family’s responsibilities.
It is not the first time that GFF screened an Egyptian award-winning film as it previously screened the Egyptian short film “I Am Afraid to Forget You Face – Setashar” that won Palme d’Or at 2020 Cannes last year.
The hero of the film was motivated by the last voice note sent to him by his partner before she dies. So, he took such a harsh trip to watch her face for a final time before burial to not forget her face.
The film was awarded the Best Arab Short Film Award at the 4th El Gouna Film Festival (GFF), and it was screened at the Cinema El Ghad program for short films at the 42nd Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF).