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Omar Shargawi's Film Al Medina Is Back in Egypt through Zawya Cinema

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The Second Screening of the Film

Omar Shargawi's Film Al Medina Is Back in Egypt through Zawya Cinema


MAD Solutions has revealed the news that director Omar Shargawi's film Al Medina will be released in Zaywa Cinema on Sunday, May 21st. This marks the film's second screening in Egypt since its participation at the 38thCairo International Film Festival (CIFF) within the Arab Cinema Horizons Competition.

Most recently, Al Medina participated in several international film festivals, including the 17th Festival Cinéma de la Paix? (Cinema of Peace?) in the capital city of Tunis in Tunisia, the official Feature Film Competition at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Arab Camera Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Oran International Arab Film Festival, and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) where it landed its world premiere.

Al Medina tells the story of Yusif who decides to come back, along with his Danish pregnant wife Sarah, to his home town Al Medina. His God fearing heart is following a dream of returning to his roots to search for peace and happiness with his wife and unborn child. Yet only when he kills a beggar boy, by mistake, his life changes and this throws him into the dark side of his own home town. Al Medina stars Ashraf Farah, Ghazal, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Hassan Shaer, Nadera Omran, Majida Al Bashayreh, Makram Khoury, Siham Al Kurdi, and Ali Elian.

Al Medina is a co-production between Rula Nasser (The Imaginarium Films) and Danish producers Tomas Radoor and Rene Ezra (Nordisk Film Production). The film's Arab world distribution and marketing is handled by MAD Distributions.