Competing in the Critics’ Week section, the short film EISSA (I PROMISE YOU PARADISE) by Morad Mostafa lands its world premiere at the Cannes film Festival (16 – 27 May).
“Over the years, we have collaborated with volunteers, so short films can be seen. EISSA (I PROMISE YOU PARADISE) is like many other projects, made by writer and director Morad Mostafa and producer Sawsan Yusuf, who made a perfect work. We are proud of the film quality we achieved together, which led the film to be part of Critics’ Week. We have to mention our beloved creative partner, DOP Mostafa El Kashef. This is a huge step forward, maintaining trust in arthouse and independent film projects, and giving it all the support.”said Baho Baksh, CEO of Red Star.
“In my fourth short film EISSA (I PROMISE YOU PARADISE) I keep pursuing my goal which I started in my previous Clermont-Ferrand films, and it is telling stories about non Egyptians living in Egypt, specially the Africans. I live in a popular Egyptian neighborhood inhabited by Africans, and I see we need to tell Egyptian stories from all points of view.”Director Morad Mostafa commented.
EISSA (I PROMISE YOU PARADISE) is considered the second Red Star Cannes selection this year, after Mohamed Kordofani’s GOODBYE JULIA, which is the first Sudanese film to compete in Cannes.
Following a violent incident; Eissa, a 17 years old African migrant in Egypt is in a quest against time to save his loved ones whatever it takes.
EISSA (I PROMISE YOU PARADISE) stars Kenyi Marcellino and Kenzy Mohamed, A co-production with Bonanza Films, among other production parties. The crew are DOP Mostafa El Kashef, Editor Mohamed Mamdouh. The film is written by Morad Mostafa and Sawsan Yusuf, and directed by Morad Mostafa.