Photocopy

Feature Film - 2017
Directed By: Tamer Ashry
Written By: Haitham Dabour

Synopsis:

Mahmoud's life is a 'photocopy' of millions of others. He worked as a data – entry typist in the same government job for decades and never married. When he settles for early retirement, he buys a near by store front and sets up: “Mahmoud’s photocopy”. He makes a living photocopying and typing. One day, a student asks him to type up a Plagiarized report on the extinction of dinosaurs. Obsessing with the concept of extinction, Mahmoud begins on a journey of revolt that will change his life entirely.


Awards & Festivals:

  • Best Arabic Film Award – El Gouna Film Festival – EGYPT – 2017
  • Best Film Award – Tripoli Film Festival – LEBANON
  • Best Actress Award – Film Association – 2018
  • Best Actor Award – Kazan International Film Festival – 2018
  • Special Mention – Egyptian National Film Festival – EGYPT – 2018
  • Best Sound Award – Egyptian National Film Festival – EGYPT – 2018
  • Special Jury Award – Egyptian National Film Festival – EGYPT – 2018
  • Best Screenplay Award – Oran International Film Festival – 2018
  • Audience Award – Malmo Arab Film Festival – 2018
  • Arab Film Festival In Tübingen – GERMANY
  • Tribeca Film Institute Workshop – ETHIOPIA
  • Festival of Arabic Music and Arts – CANADA
  • Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck
  • Arab Film Festival – CANADA
  • Rencotres Internationales des Cinémas Arabes D'Aflam – FRANCE – 2017
  • Arabian Films Week in New York City – USA – 2017
  • Haifa Independent Film Festival – PALESTINE
  • Luxor African Film Festival – EGYPT
  • Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema – EGYPT


Cast:
Mahmoud Hemida
Mahmoud Hemida
Shereen Reda
Shereen Reda
Ali Eltayeb
Ali Eltayeb
Farah Youssef
Farah Youssef
Ahmed Dash
Ahmed Dash

Crew:
  • Screenplay: Haitham Dabbour
  • Cinematographer: Mohammed Abdul Rauf
  • Production Designer: Ali Hossam Ali
  • Music: Layal Watfeh
  • Sound: Sameh Gamal
  • Costume Designer: Nahed Nasrallah
  • Editor: Sameh Anwar