Based on a short story by the Egyptian writer Ibrahim Aslan, a father contemplates the physical changes of his adult son in this subtle meditation on ageing. —Dubai Film Festival
Sherif el Bendary was born in Cairo in 1978. Graduated from the Applied Arts college in 2001, and worked as a textile engineer. He participated in many theatrical productions at the university theatre as well as many collective art exhibitions. He studied film directing at the Higher Institue of Cinema, Egypt in 2002, and worked as assistant director for many commercial feature films in Egypt. Later on he directed several short films including ‘6 Girls…’, his first documentary film, which was awarded Best Documentary, Student Film Festival of Goethe Institute, 2006. His first short feature “Rise And Shine” won the Jury Award at National Film Festival, Egypt, 2006. —Sydney Arab Film Festival.