When We Are Born Selected To Represent Egypt at the 93rd Academy Awards
Following its world premiere at the 3rd edition of GFF, Tamer Ezzat’s When We Are Born was selected to represent Egypt at the forthcoming Oscars in the Best International Feature Film category. This follows the decision to postpone the yearly anticipated event, now set to take place on April 25, 2021, two month later than its usual date, due to the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the film industry this year.
When We Are Born interweaves the hopes and dreams of three characters at the center of the Egyptian lifestyle, accompanied by musical narration: a son who yearns to pursue a singing career against his father’s will, a romantic Christian woman who is in love with a Muslim man, and a newly-wed personal trainer who must compromise his principles for a chance to own a gym. Will these characters make the best choices for themselves and the people they love?