Dreamaway (2019)

Egypt / Germany- 2018

Director:  Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke
Screenplay:  Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke
Runtime:  86’
Cast:  Horreya Hassan, Shaima Reda, Hossam Abo Salama,  Khaled Ahmed, Alaa Abo El Kassem, Rami Gomaa, Yousra Sayed, Salam Yousry
Editing:  Gesa Jager, Louly Self
Cinematography:  Jakob Beurle
Sound:  Bilgehan Ozis
Production:  Monokel, Fig Leaf Studios, Fruitmarket Kultur and Mediem GmbH
Sales:  Wide House, Matthias Angoulvant ma@widemanagement.com
Language:  Arabic, English

Italian première

After the Arab Spring and the terrorist attacks in 2015, the luxurious tourist resort of  Sharm El Sheikh has become a ghost town. Yet every day everything is ready and perfect, as though the tourists were there. Four men and three women, who work in a hotel, remain in limbo, wandering through the suites and around the pool, waiting to find out what their future will be.

Directors’ Note:
Dreamaway focuses on the youth from a part of the world that just recently started questioning their limited choices in life. In face of the present political development in the Middle East and its effects to the rest of the world, Dreamaway presents a micro scale snapshot of the encounter between young Arabs with western culture. Sharm El Sheikh draws a peculiar picture of this encounter, as the place caricatures both cultural customs. It gives insights but as well asks for responsibility.”

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