Egyptian short Dry Hot Summer to open 18th Ismailia Int’l Film Festival

Ahram online 17 April 2016

Dry Hot Summer had its world premiere at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival early in 2016

The award-winning Dry Hot Summer (Har Gaf Sayfan) by Egyptian filmmaker Sherif El-Bendary has been selected for the opening of Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, 18th edition.

Dry Hot Summer was written by Nura El-Sheikh and co-produced by Claudia Jubeh (Germany) and Hossam El-Ouan (Egypt).

The 30-minute film captures the chance meeting of two lonely Egyptians on a bustling and hot summer day in Cairo. The day’s journey disturbs the stifling routines of the two characters, taking them on an expedition of self-discovery.

The short fiction film had its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival’s 13th edition, 2016.

It won the Robert Bosch Stiftung Film Prize for International Cooperation at a gala held during Berlinale Talents, a six-day creative summit for up-and-coming filmmakers at the Berlin Film Festival.