Amira (2021)

(2021)

Feature Narrative Competition, Egypt, Jordan, Arabic - 94 min

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About the Film

Amira is a bubbly 17-year-old who has grown-up believing she conceived with the smuggled sperm of her imprisoned father. Her sense of identity is shattered when another attempt to conceive a child with her father’s smuggled sperm reveals an unexpected surprise. Amira had its world premiere at the 2021 Venice Film Festival where it won the Lanterna Magica Award, the Interfilm Award and the Enrico Fulchignoni Award


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Director

Mohamed Diab

Mohamed Diab is an award winning writer and director, whose work often focuses on pressing issues in Egyptian society. He gained recognition for his debut film, Cairo 678, about three women confronting male chauvinism and sexual harassment, which gained over 20 international awards. Diab, along with his siblings, wrote El Gezira, which was a huge success in Egypt and throughout the Arab world, and was Egypt’s selection to compete for the 2007 Academy Awards.His second feature, Clash, was the opening film in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Diab is currently directing Marvel’s miniseries Moon Knight, making him the first Middle Eastern filmmaker to be given the keys to a major Marvel project.

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