Screening Times of Dreamaway at El Gouna Film Festival
Directors Marouan Omara and Johanna Domke's film Dreamaway is landing its Arab world premiere at the Official Competition of the 2nd El Gouna Film Festival (20 - 28 September). The film will screen today, with the attendance of its directors, producer Mark Lotfy, the film's cast and crew, and the re-screening will be on Thursday, September 27.
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├ęs 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 Marouan Omara and Arne Birkenstock (Fruitmarket Kultur und Medien/Germany). The film received the support of from the Doha Film Institute and the Arab Fund for the Arts and Culture (AFAC), in co-production with WDR and supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the IDFA Bertha Europe Fund, Catapult Film Fund, Hot Docs Blue Ice Fund, Berlinale Talents Doc Station Prize, Beirut Cinema Platform and Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie Prize. MAD Solutions is handling the film's distribution through the Arab world.
Dreamaway landed its world premiere at the 53rd edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic where it competed within the festival's Official Competition, in addition to landing its Arab world premiere at El Gouna Film Festival.
Screening Times and Venues of Dreamaway at El Gouna Film Festival
Wednesday, September 26, at 08:45 pm at Sea Cinema 2
Thursday, September 27, at 03:00 at Sea Cinema 3