Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2019
Certified Mail (Be’alm El Wosool)
Pays concerné : Égypte
Durée : 90 minutes
Genre : drame
Type : fiction

Français

Depuis que son mari est en prison, Hala doit faire seule face à ses pensées suicidaires. Sa force doit venir d’elle-même, car la société n’aide pas et ne pardonne pas à une femme dépressive, surtout si elle est mère.

Hala vit avec la peur de l’abandon depuis que son père est décédé à l’âge de 18 ans. Elle souffre de dépression clinique et tente de se suicider à plusieurs reprises, mais elle ne va jamais jusqu’au bout ; elle laisse toujours une petite place à quelqu’un pour la sauver. Son tendre mari, toujours présent pour elle, fait face à un procès pour une simple erreur au travail. Elle est laissée seule avec ses pensées suicidaires et une fille de six mois. Elle doit trouver un moyen de changer pour s’acquitter de ses fonctions de mère et de bonne épouse pour son mari emprisonné. Le principal problème d’Hala est de faire face à elle-même, à ses peurs et à sa dépression, et d’être là pour son mari et sa fille.



Un film de Hisham SAQR

Egypte, 2019, long métrage fiction, 90 mins, drame

avec Basma, Mohamed Sarhan

Premier long métrage fiction

Langue : Arabe
Genre : drame
Date de sortie prévue : 15/02/2019
Durée : 90 min

Producteurs : Hisham Saqr (White Feather) & Mohamed Hefzy (Film Clinic)
Co-producteur: Mohamed Samir (DayDream Art Production)

Réalisateur : Hisham Saqr
Scénariste : Hisham Saqr
Images : Mostafa Sheshtawy

2018 | Mostra de Venise Film, Italie
* Sélection – FINAL CUT IN VENICE 2018 (1 Sept – 3 Sept) – sixième édition de l’atelier consacré à l’industrie cinématographique des pays africains et du Moyen-Orient
* Productrice : Jessica El Khoury
* Gagnant : soutien de Laser Film (Rome), soit 15 000€ pour la correction des couleurs, pour un maximum de 50 heures de travail (technicien inclus) ;
* Gagnant : soutien (prix pour un film africain ou arabe d’un pays membre de la Francophonie) de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), d’un montant de 5 000€
* Gagnant : soutien (pour un projet arabe) de Lagoonie Film Production, d’un montant de 5 000€
http://static.labiennale.org/files/cinema/2018/Documenti/final-cut-in-venice-18.pdf

2018 | Karlovy Vary International Film festival
* Sélection – Works in Progress 2018
* Recherche : financement additionnel ou partenaires de post-production, Vendeur international, Première de festival
www.kviff.com/en/film-professionals/book-of-projects/works-in-progress/2018

English

Since her husband went to jail, Hala has to face her suicidal thoughts alone. Her strength has to come from within as society does not help nor forgive a depressed woman, especially if she is a mother.

Hala has been living with the fear of abandonment since her father passed away when she was 18. She has clinical depression and tries to commit suicide several times, but she never goes all the way; she always leaves a little room for someone to rescue her. Now her loving husband, who would always come to the rescue, is facing trial for a simple mistake at work and she’s left alone with her suicidal thoughts and a six-month-old daughter. She must find a way to change in order to carry out her duties as a mother and as a good wife to her jailed husband. Hala’s main problem lies in facing herself, her fears and depression, and being there for her husband and her daughter.




A film by Hisham SAQR

Egypt, Feature drama, 90 mins, drama

starring Basma, Mohamed Sarhan

This film is director’s debut.

Language: Arabic
Genre: drama
Release date: 15/02/2019
Runtime: 90 min
GENRE / SPECS: Fiction / Color
ESTIMATED RUNTIME: 100′
LANGUAGE / SUBTITLES: Arabic / English
BUDGET: € 350,000

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT
I made a film about the idea of loss and how one can surprisingly find the inner strength to deal with it. It is about how a normal person who is emotionally fragile copes with this; incomprehensible emotions such as anxiety and depression that lead to suicidal thoughts. I have personally gone through all these feelings and thoughts so I started to think: What if the main character was a woman who has just had a child? Society is asking a lot of her, especially when being a mother and having her own child adds much more to the illogical fear and anxiety of losing even her own new-born girl. These complex emotions and how she finds a way to cope with them is what I am examining in my film.
Hisham Saqr (White Feather)

Producers: Hisham Saqr (White Feather) & Mohamed Hefzy (Film Clinic)

Co-producer: Mohamed Samir (DayDream Art Production)

Directed by: Hisham Saqr
Scriptwriter: Hisham Saqr
DoP: Mostafa Sheshtawy
Sound: Ibrahim Dessoky
Music: Ahmed Saleh

MAIN CAST
Basma, Mohamed Sarhan, Passant Shawky, Rafal Abdel Kader

MAIN PRODUCTION COMPANIES
White Feather Film Production,
Film Clinic

CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY
Daydream Art Production

MAIN CONTACT PERSON
Jessica El Khoury
Film Clinic
141 Corniche el Nile, Maadi
Cairo – Egypt
E-MAIL: [email protected]
PHONE / CELL PHONE
+202 25268050
+961 71792620

Producers’ filmography
Hisham Saqr started the project with his own company (White Feather) then joined the production of Mohamed Hefzy’s Film Clinic, the award-winning company that has participated in many international festivals including Cannes’ Un Certain Regard with Clash as an opening film in 2016 and Yomeddine in the main competition in 2018. Along the way, Mohamed Samir (DayDream Art Production) came on board as a co-producer. Samir has produced Factory Girl for the acclaimed Egyptian director Mohamed Khan and since then he has been focusing on 1st and 2nd time films for new upcoming directors.

2018 | Venice Film Festival, Italy
* Selection – FINAL CUT IN VENICE 2018 (1 Sept – 3 Sept) – sixth edition of the workshop dedicated to the cinema industry of African countries and the Middle East
* Producer: Jessica El Khoury
* NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE FILM: Editing, sound editing and mixing,
color grading, VFX, music composing and recording, subtitles, DCP
* CURRENT RUNTIME / ESTIMATED RUNTIME: 50′ / 100′
* CURRENT STATUS OF THE FILM: Rough Cut
* BUDGET / FINANCING NEEDED: € 350,000 / € 95,000
* Won: Support by Laser Film (Rome), giving € 15,000 for color correction, for up to 50 hours of work (technician included);
* Won: Support by Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), giving up to € 5,000
* Won: Support (for one Arab project) by Lagoonie Film Production, giving up to € 5,000
http://static.labiennale.org/files/cinema/2018/Documenti/final-cut-in-venice-18.pdf

2018 | Karlovy Vary International Film festival
* Selection – Works in Progress 2018
What’s missing: additional financing or partners for the post-production stage, sales agent, festival premiere
Working version of the film will be presented.
www.kviff.com/en/film-professionals/book-of-projects/works-in-progress/2018

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