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by Sherif El Bendary


Ali refuses to accept the death of his girlfriend, Nada, and believes her soul has been reincarnated in a goat. His mother drags him to a healer who gives Ali stones to throw into the sea on the coast of Egypt to reverse the ‘curse'. At the healer's place, he meets Ibrahim, a depressed sound engineer who hears voices he cannot decipher. Ali, his goat and Ibrahim embark on a journey across Egypt, eventually forming a strong friendship, but Ali feels betrayed when Ibrahim tries to drown himself. He returns to Cairo and is attacked by thugs. Ibrahim finally forces Ali to meet Nada's parents so that his emotional wounds can be healed.

international title: Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim
original title: Ali Mea'za we Ibrahim
country: France, Egypt
sales agent: Loco Films
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Sherif El Bendary
film run: 92'
screenplay: Ahmed Amer
cast: Salwa Mohamed Ali, Ali Sobhy, Ahmed Magdy, Nahed El Sebaï
cinematography by: Amr Farouk
film editing: Emad Maher
costumes designer: Reem El Adl
music: Ahmed El Sawy
producer: Mohamed Hefzy, Hossam Elouan
co-producer: Guillaume De Seille
production: Arizona Films Productions, MAD Solutions (EG), Film-Clinic (EG)
backing: Venecia Final Cut, Dubai Enjaaz, Doha Film Institute, National Cinema Centre
distributor: MAD Solutions (EG)
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