The film Sawah, directed by Egyptian Luxembourgish director Adolf El-Assal, received 6 nominations at the Luxembourgish Film Awards, making it the highest nominated film this year.
The film was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor for Nilton Martins, Best Screenplay for Adolf El Assal, Best Cinematography by Nikos Welter, Best Music by Eric Bentz, and a special award presented by the Luxembourgish media.
The awards will be announced at a major event in Luxembourg on November 26.
Sawah participated in more than 36 festivals around the world and has won 12 awards. The film is also screened on OSN Ya Hala and NETFLIX in the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Along with Karim Kassem, Sawah stars Belgian actor Eric Kabongo, and Egyptian actress Sarrah Abd El-Rahman, and written by Canadian writer Dennis Fowon.
It is a second feature for Alexandria-born El Assal – who grew up between Dubai, London, and Luxembourg, where he is now based.
Sawah follows the story of Samir, who loves music and seeks to reach mainstream recognition.
He travels to participate in an international competition for DJs but loses his belongings and passport on the way and is detained as a refugee in Luxembourg.
Here he is exposed to many adventures, and its events take place in 4 different countries and six languages.