Dry Hot Summers

Short Film - 2016
Directed By: Sherif El bendary

Synopsis:
Two people at opposite chapters of their life accidentally meet in a taxi on a busy summer day in Cairo. Frail old Shawky and bubbly young Doaa are initially caught up in their busy routines. But, their race through the city evolves into a journey of self-discovery that reconnects them to life as it binds them to each other.
Awards & Festivals:
  • Best Short Film Award – Ismailia International Festival for Documentary and Short Film – EGYPT
  • ACT Award – Ismailia International Festival for Documentary and Short Film – EGYPT
  • Best Director Award – International Short Film Festival Bangalore – INDIA
  • Best Short Film Award – International Festival  for Arab Film Oran – ALGERIA
  • Dubai International Film Festival – UAE
  • International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand – FRANCE
  • International Film Festival Muscat – OMAN
  • Cinema Akil Abu Dhabi – UAE
  • Mediterranean Film Festival Tétouan – MOROCCO
  • Cinema Arabe Amsterdam – NETHERLANDS
  • African Asian and Latin America Film Festival Milano – ITALY
  • Middle East Now – ITALY
  • ALFILM - Arab Film Festival Berlin – GERMANY
  • Goethe Filmweek in Cairo and in Alexandria – EGYPT
  • Arab Film Festival Ann Arbor – USA
  • Nile’s Bride Festival – EGYPT
  • Phare - Short Film Festival Arles – FRANCE
  • Latin Arab Film Festival Buenos Aires – ARGENTINA


Cast:
Nahed El Sebai
Nahed El Sebai
Mohamed Farid
Mohamed Farid

Crew:
  • Screenplay: Nura El-Sheikh
  • Cinematographer: Victor Credi
  • Production Designer: Ahmed Fayez
  • Music: Thomas Wallmann
  • Producer: Claudia Jubeh
  • Co-Producer: Hossam Elouan
  • Executive Producer: Safei El Din Mahmoud
  • Costume Designer: Reem El Adl
  • Editor: Emad Maher