• Omar El Zohairy
  • France, Egypt, The Netherlands, Greece
  • 2021
  • 112'

An absurdist, black-humour story about a woman, a hen and subverting the Egyptian patriarchy. It is Mando’s sixth birthday party and it includes a magic act. One seemingly harmless trick gets out of hand when his father turns into a hen and the magician cannot bring him back. The inconspicuous and submissive mother is forced to take the reins and try to reverse the unfortunate spell. As she tries to learn everything there is to know about poultry, she realizes the new situation may not be so bad. The film won the Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI Award at Cannes International Critics’ Week.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Omar El Zohairy

Studied film directing at the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo. His short film The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometre 375 (2014) was the first Egyptian film to be selected for the Cannes Cinéfondation Competition. Feathers is his feature debut. It premiered at Cannes International Critic’s Week, winning Grand Prix and FIPRESCI Prize.


Omar El Zohairy
Ahmed Amer, Omar El Zohairy
Demyana Nassar, Samy Bassouny, Fady Mina Fawzy, Abo Sefen Nabil Wesa, Mohamed Abd El Hady
Kamal Samy
Hisham Saqr
Juliette Lepoutre, Mohamed Hefzy, Shahinaz Al Akkad, Derk-Jan Warrink, Koji Nelissen, Giorgos Karnavas Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Verona Meier
Still Moving, Film Clinic, Lagoonie Film Production, Kepler Film, Heretic
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival – Critics' Week 2021 – Grand Prix, FIPRESCI Prize; Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival 2021; Filmfest Hamburg 2021; Busan Int'l Film Festival 2021; São Paulo Int'l Film Festival 2021

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