Omar El Zohairy

  • Omar El Zohairy
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Film director, Screenwriter
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Egyptian film director and screenwriter.

Born on August 27th, 1988 in Cairo (Egypt), Omar EL ZOHAIRY is a film director and screenwriter. He studied film directing at the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo and worked as an assistant director on feature films of Egypt's most prominent filmmakers, including Yousri Nasrallah. Zohairy's first short film, "Breathe Out" ("Zafir"), premiered at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival and won the Muhr Special Jury Prize for Short Films. His second short film, "The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometre 375", was the first Egyptian film to be selected for the Cinéfondation competition at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the film went on to win several awards around the world.
His debut feature "Feathers" (2021) World Premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival (France) and won the Grand Prize of the 60th Critics Week.

Source: Critics Week (2021 Cannes)



عمر الزهيري طالب في المعهد العالي للسينما قسم الإخراج. عمل كمساعد مخرج لفترة طويلة مع المخرج المعروف يسري نصرالله، ويستعد لتجربة جديدة مع


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