World Premiere at the Cairo International Film Festival
Creativo Productions Releases the Official Trailer of The Other Land
Creativo Productions has released the official trailer of the new film El Bar el Tany (The Other Land) which is directed by Ali Idrees and written by Zainab Aziz.This comes in coincidence with the announcement of the film's world premiere at the 38thCairo International Film Festival(CIFF) (15 - 24 November) within its official competition.The film is set to be released soon in Egyptian theatres.
The trailer features a group of young men who try to collect the money needed for anirregular immigration broker to Italy, and the reflection of this decision on their families. On the boat heading to Italy, the nature of the human relationship between the dreamers has been revealed.
The Other Land stars Mohamed Ali, BayoumiFouad, Abdel Aziz Makhyoun, Mohamed Mohamed Mahran, Amr El Kady, AfafShoaib, and HananSoliman. The film is written by Zainab Aziz and directed by Ali Idrees , marking their sixth time together, co-produced by Creativo Productions, DX Productions in collaboration with The Partner Barcelona (Spain). Al Massa Art Production will handle the worldwide distribution of the film, while MAD Solutions will be in charge of the marketing for the film.
The Other Land follows the stories of a group of young Egyptians, who escape Egypt's underprivileged rural villages, all sharing one desire; to immigrate to Italy, but without having any official documents aboard a ramshackle old ship. Seeing Italy's coastline ignites their hopes for a better life, but then the treacherous sea waves put an end to all of their dreams.
The Other Land was filmed in Spain, along with Egypt where the scenes of the rural villages and shores were shot. The production company hired a professional crew including Egyptian DOP Ahmed Abdel Aziz, Spanish DOP Oscar Felices, and Assistant Director Chema Linares. The film was co-edited by Syrian Film Editor Salem Derbas and the Spanish Editors ManelFrasquiel and Conrado Lopez, special effects by the Spanish expert Salvador Santana, and visual effects by Rafael Galdo.
Mohamed Ali is a young actor who graduated from the Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University before starting his acting career by taking part in several projects, including the second season of the TV seriesShareeAbd El-aziz and the film El Ashash, in addition to his noteworthy film role in the The Ferry. Later on, he founded his own company, Creativo, for film production and promotion in 2013. Creativo is a joint stock company and The Other Land is its first production project.
Ali Idrees is an Egyptian director who started his career as an assistant director of many important films such as Sa'eediFilGamaa el Amrekeia (Sa'eedi in the American University), El Nazer (The School Principal), Toyour El-Zalam (Birds of Darkness), and El Noom fi el Asal. His first film as a director wasAshabWala Business (Friendship or Business). Idrees directed many box office hits including Aris Min GehaAmneya (A Groom from the Security Entity), Morgan Ahmed Morgan, and Al-Dada Dodi (DodiThe Nanny).