Ahmed Fawzi-Saleh’s film and CineGouna Platform alumni Hamlet
from the Slums and Ali Al-Fatlawi’s The Blind Ferryman
- Al Baseer were selected among 16 projects for the 2022 L’Atelier
Co-production Forum during the 75th Cannes Film Festival, set to take
place May 17- 28, 2022.
the Slums tells the story of
Eighteen-year-old Ahmed (based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet) who must carve a place
for himself within a patriarchal world. After the ghost of his late father
demands revenge for his alleged assassination, Ahmed struggles as it goes
against his peaceful Sufi beliefs.
the Slums was part of the 4th edition
of CineGouna Platform’s projects in development, where it
received $20,000 from Shahid and f $10,000 from Sparkle Media Services, as well
as participation in the Film Independent Virtual Residency award from Film
Independent and The U.S. Embassy, in addition to participation in one of
IEFTA's partner development lab or workshop from IEFTA.
Ferryman - Al Baseer
follows Ayoub who lives in the Iraqi marshes. One day, he meets a mysterious
woman and falls for her. But nobody believes that she exists. When everyone
turns away from him, he carries out a fatal act in desperation.
was launched in 2005 to support emerging filmmakers, from newcomers to high-profile
names, who are offered expert advice and the opportunity to meet potential
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