Feature Documentary Competition | 85 min | 2018

Dream Away

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About the Film

It hasn’t been long since rich tourists from around the world stayed in the luxury hotels of Sharm El Sheikh. But the Arab Spring and the confusion of the post-revolutionary period quickly robbed the city of its charm as a go-to summer resort. Saturated with elements of surreal fiction, this documentary takes us to a shimmering city of ghosts to visit its last inhabitants - the employees who feverishly dream among the abandoned hotel suites.


26 Sep, 20:45, Sea Cinema 2

27 Sep, 15:30, Sea Cinema 3


Film Info

Section Feature Documentary Competition
Year 2018
Length 85 min
Language Arabic, English
Country Germany, Egypt
Premiere MENA Premiere

Film Credits

Director Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke
Screenplay Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke
Cinematography Jakob Beurle
Music Bilgehan Özis
Editing Gesa Jäger, Louly Seif
Producer Mark Lotfy, Roman Roitman
Production Company Monokel , Fig leaf studio , Fruit Market Kultur and Mediem GmbH
Sound Design
Sound Eric Gerish

Film Contacts

Middle-East Distributor
MAD Solutions
International Sales
Wide House


Directed by: Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke

Marouan Omara is a filmmaker, working with film, video and photography, born in 1987 in Cairo, Egypt. He got his diploma in film-making at the Art & Technology of Cinema Academy and his BA in Applied Arts from Helwan University, Egypt. His works have a dreamlike notion, overlapping fiction and reality by it’s direct responds to the surrounding and the closeness to everyday experiences. He currently works as an adjunct professor for film production at the American University in Cairo.