Marwan Hamed

After working as an assistant-director for Samir Saif and Sherif Arafa, Marwan Hamed decides to get behind the camera himself in 2005. And he certainly doesn’t lack ambition. His adaptation of The Yacoubian, the international bestseller by Alaa Al-Aswany, was then the most expensive film in the history of Egyptian cinema. With awards at Tribeca,… Continue reading Marwan Hamed


Five years after the death of his wife and daughter, psychiatrist Yehia thinks about stopping with treating the mentally ill. He drowns his grief in whisky and doesn’t bother to turn up at work. His boss wants to shake him out of his stupor and puts him to the choice: either stop completely or start… Continue reading THE BLUE ELEPHANT