The Goat, directed by Ilaria Borrelli and produced by Agora Media Productions, is set to participate in the Alice Nella Citta competition during the Rome Film Festival, which takes place from October 18 to 29. It is the first Egyptian film to participate in this competition.
At the same time, the film will take place in the 6th edition of El Gouna Film Festival, which is postponed and rescheduled to run from October 27 to November 2.
The film tells the story of a young girl who becomes the target of a Western corporation’s greed as they seek to control the only water source in her village. Hadiya escapes into the desert with her goat on a dangerous journey in search of her father.
The Goat stars John Savage, Mira Sorvino, Amr Saad, Sayed Ragab, Jessica Hossam, Maya Talem, and Arfah Abdulrasool. The film is a co-production between Agora Media Production, Cedars Art Production (Sabbah Brothers), and Domedo Productions in collaboration with Orange Media, OSCAR Generale P.G.A, Cedars Art Production (Sabbah Brothers), and Pantheon Entertainment. With the support of the Italian Ministry of Culture, the film is written and directed by Ilaria Borrelli. The film’s crew includes DOP David Vlastis, Costume Designer Andrea Sorrentino, Production Designer Ahmed Fayez, and the two-time Oscar-nominated Make-up Artist and Special Effects Designer Vittorio Sodano.
About Agora Media Production is a production house, specializing in content creation and production of feature films, TV series as well as commercials and short films.
Founded by Islam and Ahmed El Dakhakhny, Agora Media Production aims to create Egyptian works with a global flavor by combining Egyptian and international talents in various projects. The company’s goal is to reposition Egyptian cinema in the global film industry and shed light on the rich and unique filming locations across the country.
About Director Ilaria Borrelli is an award-winning writer, director, and actress. She started her artistic career as an actress but later shifted her focus to filmmaking. Her film A Girl from the Brothel is a notable milestone in her professional journey, winning the Best Film award at the Miami International Women’s Film Festival and the Los Angeles International Women’s Film Festival, in addition to touring a number of international film festivals such as the Madrid International Film Festival and the Victoria Film Festival. Her projects have received acclaim from the United Nations and support from UNICEF.