A drama inspired by a real phenomenon: sperm trafficking by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
Amira, a 17 year old Palestinian, was conceived with the smuggled sperm of her imprisoned father, Nawar. Although their relationship since birth has been restricted to prison visits, he remains her hero. His absence in her life is overcompensated with love and affection from those surrounding her. But when a failed attempt to conceive another child reveals Nawar's infertility, Amira's world turns upside down.
starring Saba Mubarak, Tara Abboud, Ali Suliman, Ziad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Kais Nashif
a film by Mohamed DIAB
Egypt / Jordan / United Arab Emirates / Saudi Arabia, 2021, Fiction, 1h38, drama, DCP
Egypt - Jordan - UAE - Saudi Arabia 98min - DCP - Scope - Color Orignal language: Arabic, Hebrew
CAST Saba Mubarak Tara Abboud Ali Suleiman Ziad Bakri
Producers: Mohamed Hefzy, Moez Masoud, Mona Abdel Wahab, Hany Abu Assad, Amira Diab, Sarah Goher Associate producer: Daniel Ziskind Executive producer: Hisham El Araby Co-producers: Rula Nasser, Youssef AlTaher
Director: Mohamed Diab Script: Mohamed Diab, Khaled Diab, Sherin Diab Image: Ahmed Gabr Editing: Ahmed Hafez Music: Khaled Dagher
Production companies: FILM CLINIC, AGORA AUDIOVISUALS, ACAMEDIA PICTURES
Co-production companies: AL TAHER MEDIA PRODUCTION, THE IMAGINARIUM FILMS
FESTIVALS & AWARDS AWARDS INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue, Lanterna Magica Award, CICT - UNESCO "Enrico Fulchignoni" Award - VENICE FILM FESTIVAL - ORIZZONTI COMPETITION 2021
"Amore e Psiche" Best Film Award, Best Film at Amnesty International Italy, Special Jury Mention by University Jury, Audience Award - MEDFILM FESTIVAL 2021
FESTIVALS 2021 VENICE FILM FESTIVAL - ORIZZONTI COMPETITION Grandi Festival. Da Venezia a Roma Le vie del cinema. I film di Venezia a Milano, Chicago IFF - International Competition Venice in Naples. The extended cinema Philadelphia IFF Thessaloniki IFF Medfilm Festival - Official Competition Tallinn Black Nights FF Arab Film Festival Philadelphia Zagreb Film Festival Singapore IFF - Asian Competition