Starring Maged El Kedwany and Ruby, Barra El Manhag World Premieres at the Closing Ceremony of Red Sea Film Festival (December 6th – 15th)
Barra El Manhag by director Amr Salama shall land its world premiere at the 1st edition of Red Sea Film Festival, where it was selected as the closing film of the festival. Held in the historic city of Jeddah, the festival will take place from December 6th to 15th.
Barra El Manhag is a light-hearted drama about Nour, a 13-year-old orphan boy. As all the boys are afraid of the haunted house right in front of the school, he’s encouraged to go into the house to gain their respect, only to find an old man living there, hiding from the world. A friendship and apprenticeship evolve between the boy and the old man, leading to a journey of self-discovery for both of them.
The film stars Maged El Kedwany, Ruby, Omar Sharif Jr., Asma Abulyazeid, Ahmed Khaled Saleh, and Donia Maher. Featuring DOP Ahmed Beshary (Chico), the film is directed by Amr Salama who wrote the story of the film and co-wrote the script alongside Khaled Diab. It is produced by Lagoonie Film Production, and MAD Solutions handles the film’s marketing and promotion.
The Red Sea International Film Festival is a film event that is held in celebration of modern and classic cinema to learn from the masters and get inspired by the best. The festival highlights the blockbusters of the future before they hit the big screen, re-discovers old favorites in retrospect, and explores immersive audio-visual worlds with experimental and short film strands.
Founded by Producer Shahinaz Elakkad in 2017, Lagoonie Film Production is an Egyptian company that aims to develop the ﬁlm and TV industry in Egypt and the Arab world through making high-quality ﬁlms and TV series that address non-mainstream topics to put the Arab ﬁlm and TV industry on the international map.