Ali, The Goat & Ibrahim

Sherif El Bendary

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Bank Of Fortune

Ahmed El Gendy

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A Day For Women

Kamla abou zekri

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Beauty and the dogs

Kaouther Ben Hania

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Burning Hope

Lotfi Achour

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Chroniques De Mon Village

Karim Traidia

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Fadma

Ahmed El Maanouni

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Foreign Body

Raja Amari

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Go Home

Jihane Chouaib

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The Kanoo Group’s parent company, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies with diversified business industries from shipping, travel, machinery, logistics, property, oil & gas, power industrial chemicals, joint ventures, among others. Founded in 1890 by Haji Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, the family business grew from its early trading and shipping enterprise into becoming one of the highly regarded business houses in the Gulf region and beyond. From Bahrain, the company spread in Saudi Arabia in 1930s. In 1967, Hamed Kanoo came from Saudi Arabia to the UAE to propagate the family business. He established The Kanoo Group as a trusted name in the UAE from a humble start of 5 people including him.

Presently, The Kanoo Group operates extensively through various divisions, with over 1,200 people working for the group and its joint ventures. Mishal Kanoo serves as the Chairman of The Kanoo Group based in UAE & Oman.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business In The Region And Beyond

Our Mission
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable
P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636,
Websites: www.kanoo.com            www.kanoogroup.com

MISSION & VISION

We aspire to build a diversified group of companies that transcend geographic and cultural borders, while striving for inclusive leadership, global competitiveness and sustainable value for all of our stakeholders.

Actively supporting operations across strategic sectors.

Crescent Enterprises, one of the UAE’s most prominent multinational companies, has succeeded in growing a diverse, global range of sustainable, scalable and profitable operating firms. Through its 20 subsidiaries and affiliates, Crescent Enterprises employs over 5,000 dedicated professionals and operates across five continents.

Website: www.crescententerprises.com      

Fully owned by the Mawarid Group, the Orbit Group is a diversified media and communications company with investments in operations across sectors along the entire value chain.

Loyal to its mission to “provide services to every home and business in the Arab world”, the Orbit Group is committed to realise its vision to “create, manage and deliver content in all forms”.

Orbit Group’s current investments include OSN, Media Gates and Orbit Data Systems. Among others, Orbit is affiliated with Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), a leading Saudi based telecom provider.

Website: www.orbit.net

International Film Distribution or IFD is a Kuwait based distribution company specializing in Middle East and North Africa distribution with a catalogue of award-winning feature films. IFD arose out of KNCC’s acquisition and distribution department to become it’s own entity.

Kuwait National Cinema Company (KNCC), Cinescape, was founded in October 5th 1954, and for more than half a century, has been the first exhibitor and distributor in the Gulf Region for Arabic, English, and Indian films. With more than 53 screens across more than 11 locations, KNCC became the Pioneer of the regions cinema industry and the prominent actor of the entertainment landscape in the State of Kuwait. KNCC began in film acquisition and distribution very early on and in 2007 established IFD – International Film Distribution Co. to carry on its legacy.

In 2005, KNCC (now IFD) joined alliances with Front Row Filmed Entertainment, an established Film Distributor in the region which throughout the years, has proved to be one of the strongest Distribution companies in the Middle East to be affiliated with major Independent studios

In 2007, IFD was established as a separate entity that focuses solely on acquisitions and distribution, however it still stays a prominent part of KNCC. IFD has built a fast growing brand at many worldwide markets and film festivals including Cannes, EFM/ Berlinale, AFM, and The Dubai Film Festival. IFD are proud to be partners with Front Row Filmed Entertainment, a prominent Film distribution company based in Dubai.

Website: www.ifd.com.kw      

Ali, The Goat & Ibrahim

Sherif El Bendary

Original title: Ali Mea'za we Ibrahim

Country: Egypt, United Arab Emirates, France, Qatar

Year: 2016

Duration: 90 min

Original Version: Sign Language, Arabic

Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Synopsis

Ali falls in love with a goat, whom he names Nada. Ibrahim works at a recording studio and starts to hear voices that frighten him. Ali yields to his mother’s wish that he visit a healer, even though he doesn’t believe he is psychologically unstable. At the healer’s clinic, Ali meets Ibrahim. The healer diagnoses Ali and Ibrahim as “cursed” and prescribes a solution to break the spell; they must throw three “magic” stones in Egypt’s three water bodies. Ali, Ibrahim and Nada set off on an adventure that takes them to the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Nile in this touching tale of friendship, reconciliation, self-discovery and self-acceptance.

Credits

Production: HOSSAM ELOUAN, MOHAMED HEFZY
Cast: Ali Sobhy, Ahmed Magdy
Screenplay: Ibrahim El Batout, Ahmed Amer
Cinematography: Amr Farouk
Sound: Ansgar Frerich
Set Design: Ahmed Fayez
Editing: Emad Maher
Music: Ahmed El Sawy

Thenical Details

Color: Color

Awards

Best Actor (Ali Sobhy) – Dubai IFF

Trailer

https://vimeo.com/203669231

Bank Of Fortune

Ahmed El Gendy

Original title: Bank Al Hazz

Country: Egypt

Year: 2017

Duration: 122 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis

Saleh, Amr and Zaro are three men with different levels of intelligence, but with one goal, and that’s to rob a bank.

Credits

Production:Tareq El Iryan, Moussa Eissa
Cast: Akram Hosny, Mohamed Mamdouh, Mohammed Tharwat
Screenplay: Mohamed Ezz El Din, Mostafa Sakr
Cinematography: Ahmed Abdel Aziz
Sound: Sameh Gamal
Set Design: Ahmed Abbas
Editing: Wael Farag
Music: Magdy

Thenical Details

Color: Color

Trailer

https://vimeo.com/219369104

A Day For Women

Kamla abou zekri

Country: Egypt

Year: 2016

Duration: 123 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

A new swimming pool opens in a Cairo district, with the announcement that Sundays will be only for females. This causes ripples throughout the local community, while three women – Shamiya, Azza, and Lula – assess their varying lives.

Credits

Production: Ilham Shaheen
Cast: Elham Shahin, Mahmoud Hemida, Nelly Karim, Eyad Nassar, Farouk El Fishawy, Ahmed El Fishawy, Ahmed Dawoud, Nahed El Sebaï, Hala Sedki, Ragaa’ Hussein
Screenplay: Hanaa Attia
Cinematography: Nancy Abdel Fattah
Sound: Nael El Sheikh
Set Design: Hamdi Abed Al Rahman
Editing: Mo3taz Al Kateb
Music: Tamer Karaouan

Thenical Details

Color: Color

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G-53y28Buo

Beauty and the dogs

Kaouther Ben Hania

Original title: Aala Kaf Ifrit

Country: Tunisia, France, Sweden, Norway, Lebanon, Qatar, Switzerland

Year: 2017

Duration: 100 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Drama, Crime

Synopsis

Mariam just wanted to enjoy the night, when a tragic event occurs. Despite the trauma, the pretty tunisian student is determined to go to the police. But what can be done when your persecutor is your only chance?

Credits

Production:Habib Bin Attia, Nadim Cheikhrouha
Cast: Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli, Noomen Hamda, Mohamed Akkari, Chedly Arfaoui, Anissa Daoud, mourad Gharsalli, Neder Ghouat
Screenplay: Kaouther Ben Hania
Cinematography: Johan Holmquist
Sound: Moez Cheikh
Set Design: Moncef Hakouna
Editing: Nadia Ben Rachid
Music: Amine Bouhafa

Thenical Details

Color: Color

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C23aIljdwns

Burning Hope

Lotfi Achour

Original title: Ghadwat Kheir

Country: Tunisia

Year: 2016

Duration: 85 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

An investigation and an intimate tale at the same time, Burning Hope tells the shared destinies of three youngsters in a post-revolutionary Tunisia, a country splits between hopes and disillusions. The beginning of a friendship and the feverish portrayal of a country haunted by many ghosts.

Credits

Production: Anissa Daoud
Cast: Anissa Daoud, Doria Achour, Achref Ben Youssef, Issa Harrath, Latifa Gafsi
Screenplay: Lotfi Achour, Anissa Daoud, Natacha De Pontcharra
Cinematography: Frédéric de Pontcharra
Sound: Moez Cheikh
Set Design: Amel Rezgui
Editing: Jean Marie Lengellé, Louis Chabaud
Music: Habib Achour

Thenical Details

Color: Color

Chroniques De Mon Village

Karim Traidia

Original title: Waka'y3 kariati

Country: Algeria

Year: 2016

Duration: 93 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

CHRONICLES OF MY VILLAGE is the story of Bachir’s childhood during the Algerian war of independence. The film considers how a child’s innocence, curiosity and dreams can play alongside the struggles of a country in search of its own identity.

Credits

Production: Aarc Algeria & Karim Traidia
Cast: Bakhouche Malik, Bensaidane Fatma, bouallam Mouni, Ghares Fathi
Screenplay: Karim Traidia
Cinematography: Abderrahmane Abdou Benarous
Sound: Mohamed Amin Teggar
Set Design: Merabet Farid
Editing: Noura Nefzi
Music: Said Bouchelouche

Thenical Details

Color: Color

Fadma

Ahmed El Maanouni

Country: Morocco

Year: 2017

Duration: 87 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis

“She is worth a man and a half.” This is how Fadma, a tour guide, is known and appreciated by all in Marrakesh Jamaa el Fna. She has raised her two alone sons after the death of her husband 25 years ago. She takes great pride in th e success of her elder son Ahmed, a prosperous businessman. A nightmare upsets her. Sensing a looming danger around him, she decides to visit him in France, although she is not reassured to leave behind her youngest son, Karim, an irresponsible and a wacky who sponges off her. In France, she discovers her 14-year old granddaughter, Julie-Aïcha, whom she has not seen for 6 years, a teenager whose double name and double identity clash. Between their strong personalities a funny relationship is woven. Fadma and Julie-Aïcha discover unsuspected talents and new passions that will change the course of their lives.

Credits

Production: Abdelfattah Arrom
Cast: Fadela Benmoussa, Eko
Screenplay: Ahmed El Maanouni, Abdelfattah Arrom
Cinematography: Pierre Notion
Sound: Frédéric Ullmann
Set Design: Badr Al Sou3oud Al Hassani
Editing: Ahmed El Maanouni
Music: Tinariwen

Thenical Details

Color: Color

Foreign Body

Raja Amari

Country: Tunisia

Year: 2016

Duration: 92 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

In the turbulent aftermath of the Tunisian revolution, young Samia flees her homeland. She braves hostile seas in the crossing to France, but once there she finds that her struggles have only just begun. With no friends, no family, and — most crucially — no immigration papers, Samia has to figure out how to make a life and a living in a foreign land. She meets a young man, Imed, and soon finds work in the employ of the elegant Leila. But her presence in Leila’s middle-class household triggers a shift in its dynamics, and soon Samia is enmeshed in a web of sexual tension.

Credits

Production: Dora Bouchoucha, Dominique Besnehard
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Sarra Hannachi, Salim Kechiouche
Screenplay: Raja Amari
Cinematography: Aurélien Devaux
Sound: Ludovic Ascallier
Set Design: Rauf Helioui
Editing: Guerric Catala
Music: Nicolas Becker, Cengiz Hartlap

Thenical Details

Color: color

Trailer

https://vimeo.com/181653900

Go Home

Jihane Chouaib

Original title: Mon Souffle

Country: France, Switzerland, Belgium, Lebanon

Year: 2016

Duration: 94 min

Original Version: French

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

Nada is going home. Or at least she wants to. When she comes back to Lebanon, she realizes she’s a foreigner in her own country. But there’s still a place she calls home: an abandoned house in ruins, haunted by the presence of her grandfather who disappeared mysteriously during the civil war. Something happened in this house. Something violent. A young woman searching for the truth and discovering herself.

Credits

Production: Pierre Sarraf, Samir, Nathalie Trafford, Marie Besson
Cast: Julia Kassar, Mireille Maalouf, Mohammad Akil, Golshifteh Farahani
Screenplay: Jihane Chouaib
Cinematography: Tommaso Fiorilli
Sound: Henri Maikoff, Beatrice Wick
Set Design: Zeina Saab De Melero, Hayla Saab De Melero
Editing: Ludo Troch
Music: Beatrice Wick

Thenical Details

Color: color

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=322LfX9uK7Y