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Until The Birds Return and Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) Win Gold and Silver FIFOG Prizes at the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva

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Until The Birds Return and Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) Win Gold and Silver FIFOG Prizes at the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva


The feature film Until The Birds Return (En Attendant Les Hirondelles) by Karim Moussaoui won the Gold FIFOG Prize and the documentary film Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) by Hady Zaccak won the Silver FIFOG Prize at the 13th International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG) (April 21-28). Both films are distributed by MAD Solutions.

The International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG) is a major cinematic event in the cultural landscape of Switzerland that seeks to promote cinema, diversity and dialogue. The FIFOG's official competitions include the Feature Films competition, Critics Award competition, Documentaries competition, Short Films competition, Swiss Made competition and School competitions.

About Until The Birds Return (En Attendant Les Hirondelles):

Until The Birds Return is written and directed by Karim Moussaoui, and co-written by Maud Adeline. The film stars Nadia Kaci, Hania Amar, Aure Atika, Mohamed Djourhi, Sonia Mekkiou and Mehdi Ramdhani. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings and a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment. Until The Birds Return is distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.

The film won the Wihr d'Or and Best Director awards at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival and was selected at the Un Certain Regard of the Cannes Film Festival. It was also selected at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and the Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival (FCAT).

About Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles):

Director Hady Zaccak follows his grandmother Henriette as she ages and crosses the centenarian milestone to reach 104 years. He witnesses the transformation of her memory, her emigration from Lebanon to Brazil and the stories of love, children and suspended time. The film is written and directed by Hady Zaccak, produced by ZAC Films and distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.

Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) won the Jury Award at the Malm├ Arab Film Festival (MAFF) in Sweden, and before that it won the Award of Merit at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival in Nassau, USA and an Appreciation Award at the Impact Docs Awards. Landing its world premiere at the 2016 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), where it competed within the Muhr Feature Competition, Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) took part in several film festivals including Beirut Cinema Days 2017, Sharm El Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival, where it marked the sole documentary within the International Features Competition, Cairo Cinema Days and Lebanese Film Festival (LFF) in Sydney, Australia.