Nespresso Grand Prize, Critics’ Week, Cannes 2021

Directed by: Omar El Zohairy

Year: 2021

Country: Egypt, France, Netherlands, Greece

Genre: drama

Length: 112 minutes

A passive mother who dedicates her life to her husband and children. Stuck in daily, repetitive, mundane chores, she has made herself as little as she possibly could. When a magic trick goes wrong at her 4-year-old son’s birthday party, an avalanche of coincidental absurdities befalls the family. The magician turns her husband, the authoritarian father, into a chicken. The mother is now forced to come to the fore and take care of the family while moving heaven and earth to bring her husband back. As she tries to survive, she goes through a rough and absurd transformation.

Directed by: Omar El Zohairy

Screenplay: Ahmed Amer, Omar El Zohairy

Cinematography: Kamal Samy

Editing: Hisham Saqr

Sound: Alexis Jung

Production Design: Asem Ali

Demyana Nassar

Samy Bassouny

Fady Mina Fawzy

Original language: Arabic

Subtitles: Romanian, English