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DREAM AWAY

by Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke

synopsis

It hasn’t been so very long since rich tourists from around the world came to stay in the luxury hotels of Sharm El Sheikh. But the Arab Spring and the confusion of the post revolutionary period quickly robbed the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula of its charm as a go-to summer resort. Saturated with elements of surreal fiction, the documentary takes us to a shimmering city of ghosts to visit its last inhabitants – resort employees who feverishly dream among the abandoned hotel suites.

international title: Dream Away
original title: Dream Away
country: Germany, Egypt
sales agent: Wide House
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke
film run: 85'
screenplay: Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke
cinematography by: Jakob Beurle
film editing: Louly Seif
producer: Roman Roitman, Mark Lotfy
co-producer: Arne Birkenstock
production: Monokel, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Fruitmarket Kultur und Medien, Fig Leaf (EG)
backing: Doha Film Institute (QA)