A magician’s trick turns Sami, an authoritative Egyptian father, into a chicken at his 6-year-old’s birthday party. The mysterious transformation sets the family off to a tragically funny adventure of self-discovery to survive without the patriarch. When the father comes back as an invalid, he is more of a burden and his long-awaited return is nothing but disappointment.
Omar El Zohairy studied film directing at the Higher Institute of Cinema in Cairo. Zohairy’s first short film, Zafir, premiered at the 2011 Dubai International Film Festival and won the Muhr Special Jury Prize for Short Films. His second short film, The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometre 375, was the first Egyptian film to be selected for the Cinéfondation competition at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The film went on to win several awards around the world.
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