Ahead of Its Theatrical Release
Official Poster Released for The Other Land
Creativo Productions has released the official poster the new film El Bar el Tany (The Other Land). Directed by Ali Idrees and written by Zainab Aziz, The Other Land discusses the issue of unorganized immigration through different stories inspired by real-life events. The film is set to be released soon in Egyptian theatres.
The Other Land follows the stories of a group of young Egyptians, who escape Egypt's underprivileged rural villages, all sharing one desire; to immigrate to Italy, but without having any official documents aboard a ramshackle old ship. Seeing Italy's coastline ignites their hopes for a better life, but then the treacherous sea waves put an end to all of their dreams.
Earlier this month, Creativo Productions released the teaser trailer for the film featuring the lead actor Mohamed Ali as he appears stuck in a cabin full of water, trying to survive in the middle of tens of dead bodies.
The Other Land stars Mohamed Ali, Bayoumi Fouad, Abdel Aziz Makhyoun, Mohamed Mahran, Amr El Kady, Afaf Shoaib, and Hanan Soliman. The film is written by Zainab Aziz and directed by Ali Idrees and, marking their sixth time together, co-produced by Creativo Productions, DX Productions in collaboration with The Partner Barcelona (Spain). Al Massa Art Production will handle the worldwide distribution of the film, while MAD Solutions will be in charge of the marketing for the film.
The Other Land was filmed in Spain, Italy and Romania, along with Egypt where the scenes of the rural villages and ِthe shores of Alexandria were shot. The production company hired a professional crew including Egyptian DOP Ahmed Abdel Aziz, Spanish DOP Oscar Felices, and Assistant Director Chema Linares. The film was co-edited by Syrian Film Editor Salem Derbas and the Spanish Editors Manel Frasquiel and Conrado Lopez, special effects by the Spanish expert Salvador Santana, and visual effects by Rafael Galdo.
Ali Idrees is an Egyptian director who started his career as an assistant director of many important films such as Sa'eedi Fil Gamaa el Amrekeia (Sa'eedi in the American University), El Nazer (The School Principal), Toyour El-Zalam (Birds of Darkness), and El Noom fi el Asal. His first film as a director was Ashab Wala Business (Friendship or Business). Idrees directed many box office hits including Aris Min Geha Amneya (A Groom from the Security Entity), Morgan Ahmed Morgan, and Al-Dada Dodi (Dodi The Nanny).