With the Filmmakers and Stars in Attendance
Sukkar Mor Opens Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden
Sukkar Mor filmmakers are currently in raptures over the news of having their film as the festival opener of the 5th annual Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF) (2-6 October), contending at the official competition.
The film's cast including Ahmed Al Fishawy and Amina Khalil, scriptwriter Mohammed Abd Elmoaty and director Hani Khalifa will attend the screening of Sukkar Mor.
Over the course of five days, the festival screens 120 Arab feature films, documentaries and short films. Operating as a unique platform, MAFF aims at encouraging cultural exchange and understanding among Arab speaking citizens and ethnic groups residing in Sweden. It is a major cultural event in Malmo and Sweden which includes seminars, workshops, master classes, celebrations and close encounters between audiences and filmmakers.
Produced by Manz Pictures of Dr. Mohamed Manzour, Sukkar Mor is directed by Hani Khalifa and is written by Mohammed Abd Elmoaty. The film stars Ahmed Al Fishawy, Haitham Ahmed Zaki, Ayten Amer, Shery Adel, Nahed El Sebai, Amina Khalil, Nabil Issa, Karim Fahmy, Omar El Saeed, and Sarah Shahin. The crew also includes Director of Photography Ahmed Abdel Aziz, Film Editor Ahmed Hafez, Composer Moustapha El Halawany, Production Supervisor Ayman Naguib, Executive Producer Walid El Naggar, Set Designer Yehia Allam, and Stylist Khaled Azzam.
Sukkar Mor revolves around several characters who witness unexpected dramatic changes due to certain incidents in their lives. Others remain the same unchanged no matter how difficult are the hardships they face. Some relationships may seem perfect on the surface, yet deep down this perfection may be the reason behind their failure. At the same time, some relations may seem impossible, but they last forever for illogical reasons. Five years of political and social turmoil reflected on the romantic attachments that were supposed to end happily ever after. Despite all odds, everyone still has hope for this New Year, because no one can really predict the future.