When a magic trick goes awry at a children’s birthday party, the authoritative father of the family turns into a chicken. An avalanche of coincidental absurdities befalls everyone; the mother, whose mundane life was dedicated to her husband and children, is now urged to come to the fore and take care of her family. While moving heaven and earth to bring her husband back and secure their survival, she goes through a total transformation.



2021- France, Egypt, The Netherlands, Greece – 112 minutes – Drama

Directed by: Omar El Zohairy
Written by: Ahmed Amer, Omar El Zohairy
Producer: Juliette Lepoutre
Co-producers: Pierre Menahem, Mohamed Hefzy, Derk-Jan Warrink, Koji Nelissen, Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Verona Meier

Produced by: Still Moving (France)
Co-produced by: Film Clinic (Egypt), Kepler Film (Netherlands), Heretic (Greece)

  • Semaine de la critique Cannes (World Premiere) | Grand Prize Nespresso, FIPRESCI Award
  • New Horizons IFF | Special Mention
  • Karlovy Vary IFF
  • International Cinematographers FF Manaki Brothers
  • Cinematik IFF
  • Hamburg IFF
  • Busan IFF
  • Arab Film Festival Tübingen/Stuttgart
  • Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon IFF | Best Film
  • Filmfest Cologne
  • Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest
  • Morelia IFF
  • Thessaloniki IFF
  • Dharamshala IFF
  • Sevilla European FF
  • Stockholm IFF
  • IFF Mannheim-Heidelberg
  • Taipei Golden Horse FF
  • Exground FF
  • Zagreb FF
  • Iffi Goa
  • Auteur Film Festival (Serbia) | Grand Prix award
  • Around The World in 14 Films (Germany)
  • Tbilisi IFF
  • Festival International du Film de Bruxelles in Dakar
  • Chennai IFF
  • Kustendorf FF
  • Bengaluru IFF

“a film of biting social satire, wry chuckles and unsettling oddity” Screendaily

“A superbly made, pitch-black debut […] beautifully framed, sharply observed” Variety

“endearing and well-crafted debut” Cineuropa

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