Grasshopper Film Takes U.S. Rights to Egyptian Cannes Winner ‘Feathers’
In director Omar El Zohairy’s surreal comedic drama, a magic trick gone awry sees a woman's good-for-nothing husband turned into a chicken.
. A local magician accidentally turns a man, an idealist with few practical skills, into a chicken. When he doesn’t change back, his long-suffering wife is forced to move heaven and earth to try and save her partner and their three children.El Zohairy’s student short film,
The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometre 37(2014) was the first Egyptian movie accepted to Cannes’ Cinefondation competition.Featherswas produced by Juliette Lepoutre from France’s Still Moving in co-production with Egyptian producers Mohamed Hefzy from Film Clinic, Shahinaz and Al Akkad from Lagoonie Film, Derk-Jan Warrink and Koji Nelissen from Dutch group Kepler Film, and Giorgos Karnavas and Konstantinos Kontovrakis from Heretic in Greece, as well as Verona Meier.
Earlier this month, Grasshopper, together with Gratitude Films, jointly acquired U.S. distribution rights to another Cannes title: Abdullah Mohammad Saad’s Un Certain Regard selectionRehanafrom sales agent Films Boutique. Upcoming movies on Grasshopper’s boutique slate include Tsai Ming-Liang’s headtopics.comRead more: Hollywood Reporter »
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