Egypt nominated “Ward Masmoum” (Poisonous Roses) film for the “best foreign-language film” category at the 92nd Academy Awards, which will take place on February 9, 2020.
The film was awarded the audience award for Best Foreign Film at the Diorama International Film Festival in India.
“Ward Masmoum” was world premiered in “Bright Future” competition in Rotterdam film festival, and has been played at over 20 international film festivals.
It was based on Ahmed Zaghloul Al Shatti’s novel “Warood sama le Sakr” (Poisonous roses for a Falcon).
Ward Masmoumco-starring Mahmoud Hemeida, Ibrahim El-Nagary, Safaa El-Toukhi, and others.
It is written and directed by Ahmed Fawzi Saleh.
The film revolves around Saqr, who wants to escape from the tanneries district in Egypt, but his sister,Taheyya, wants to stop him from traveling at any cost.
Moreover, it has won three awards at the Cairo International Film Festival, Best Arab Film Prize, Salah Abu Seif Prize at CIFF’s Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition, and the United Nations Population Fund award.
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