Winner of the Bronze Prize for Best Artistic Contribution at the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF)
Dreamaway Screens at Darb 1718 Today, Sunday
Dreamaway by Egyptian director Marouan Omara and German director Johanna Domke will screen at Darb 1718 today, Sunday at 08:00 PM. The film recently won the Bronze Prize for Best Artistic Contribution at the 8th Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF).
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Darb 1718 contemporary art and culture center is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 tohost different art mediums and cultural events. The center provides workshops, programs and initiatives to educate and mentor emerging artists and offers them a space to exhibit their work alongside established artists. Darb 1718 is an art center and gathering point for all art events in Egypt.
Dreamaway started its successful tour across Egyptian governorates through screening at Zawya Cinema in Cairo and Zawya Alexandria. It was recently selected to screen at the Sharm El-Sheikh Asian Film Festival (SAFF). The film landed its world premiere at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic and its Arab world premiere at the El Gouna Film Festival within its Official Competition. Dreamaway took part in the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) and BFI London Film Festival, along with other international film festivals.
Representing freedom and easy cash, Sharm El Sheikh has long been a dream destination for Egyptian youth. Recently, terror attacks have brought tourism in the resort town to a halt. Dreamaway follows a group of young employees of a luxury hotel compound, where clich√©s and stereotypes of Western and Oriental cultures clash. This carousel-like experience elevates the youths into a dreamlike state.
Directed by Marouan Omara and Johanna Domke, Dreamaway is produced by Roman Roitman, (Monokel/Germany), Mark Lotfy (Fig Leaf Studio/Egypt) and Arne Birkenstock (Fruitmarket Kultur und Medien/Germany).The film received grants fromthe Doha Film Institute, Arab Fund for the Arts and Culture (AFAC),and is supported by WDR, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, IDFA Bertha Europe Fund, Catapult Film Fund, Hot Docs Blue Ice Fund, Berlinale Talents Doc Station Prize, Beirut Cinema Platform andthe Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie Prize. MAD Solutions handles the film's distribution in the Arab world.