Selected for Its World Premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival
Official Poster of Mohammed Hammad's Withered Green Revealed
Egyptian director Mohammed Hammad will be a part of the 69th Locarno International Film (3-13 August) through his film Withered Green which will compete within the Concorso Cineasti del Presente section. Landing its world premiere, the film screenings will be attended by Hammad alongside producer/ DOP Mohammed El Sharqawy, producer Kholoud Saad and co-producer Mohamed Hefzy.
Withered Green tells the story of young Iman, a conservative religious person, who takes people's opinions of her into account and shows uptight restriction to all the withering social traditions. However, a shocking prompts her to do away with all these withered traditions that she once clung to.
Withered Green marks the first Egyptian participation at the Concorso Cineasti del Presente section with in the Locarno International Film Festival. The film is scheduled to be screened on three days (7, 8, 9 August). The film's official poster is designed by MAD Solutions.
Written and directed by Mohammed Hammad, Withered Green is produced by also Hammad, Kholoud Saad and Mohammed El Sharqawy in collaboration with producer Mohamed Hefzy (Film Clinic). MAD
Solutions alongside Film Clinic-Indie Film Distribution (FCIFD) are handling the film distribution worldwide. Withered Green is Hammad's debut feature film.
Mohammed Hammad is an Egyptian director with a number of short films in his repertoire. He wrote, produced, and directed the short film Central (2008). In 2010, he produced and directed the short film Pale Red, which took part in many international festivals, receiving several awards.
Screening times of Withered Green at the Locarno International Film Festival (GMT+2)
Sunday 7 August at 07.00 pm in La Sala (with English and French subtitles)
Monday 8 August at 09.00 am in La Sala (with English and French subtitles)
Tuesday 9 August at 09.30 pm in Cinema Rialto 2 (with English subtitles)