Competing as Part of Muhr Arab Feature
The Mice Room Secures World Premiere at Dubai International Film Festival
The Egyptian-Emirati new feature, The Mice Room, competes at the Muhr Arab Feature competition as part of Dubai International Film Festival, which will run from December 6th to December 14th, 2013.
The film's participation in the festival will mark its world premiere, which will take place on Saturday, December 7th, 2013, on the next day following the festival's launch. The film will have another screening on Monday, December 9th, 2013.
The Mice Room will also be part of Dubai Film Market (DFM) within MAD Solution's pavilion, the company serving as the film's distributor and marketing consultant.
Co-written by six young and aspiring filmmakers namely; Ahmed Magdy Morsy, Mohamad El Hadidi, Mohamed Zedan, Mayye Zayed, Nermeen Salem, and Hend Bakr, The Mice Room stars Hanan Youssef, Zeyad Salem, Nihand Yahia, Kamal Ismail, Noura Saafan and the talented child Malak Magdy.
Organized by the Dubai Film Connection, The Mice Room's six filmmakers will participate in a panel discussion along with the filmmakers of the Lebanese film Void, as both films have been directed and supported by multiple young filmmakers and both will compete for the Muhr Arab Feature award. Planned to be held on Monday, December 9th, 2013, at 11:00 am, the panel will shed light on the finance of this new genre of films, with the strategy of promoting and exporting them.
On the film's participation at Dubai International Film Festival, Mohamed Al Hadidi, one of The Mice Room's filmmakers, commented, "The film is the first %100 independent feature from Alexandria. Being part of Dubai International Film Festival's installment this year is a huge step in the career of the film's directors and the city of Alexandria that witnessed the film's lifecycle".
The Mice Room tracks six intertwined stories of different characters who live in Alexandria struggling with their fears; Amr visits his father on his death bed, trying to catch up on lost time, Moussa spends his day struggling to cross a street, Dahlia is lost in her worries about her wedding day, a young girl watches as her grandmother grows increasingly lifeless, Rawya, after her husband's death, is unable to sleep early, discovering an exciting life at night, and Maha is set to leave the country and everything she knows behind, questioning the changes that happened or might happen in her life. All of them share the same creepy feelings in the same city but never meet.
The Mice Room is an independent Egyptian-Emirati collaborative feature which is produced by Rufy's in co-production with Fig Leaf Studios. The film was also supported by Dubai International Film Festival's Enjaaz. It was first written three years ago as seven segments, then was shot as six separate segments coming all together at the editing room in post-production. Since it is an almost zero budget independent feature, all cast and crew were volunteers and the six filmmakers themselves worked behind cameras in each other's segments.
The Mice Room Screenings in Dubai International Film Festival
Saturday- December 7th, 2013 | 21:15 | MOE 12
Monday- December 9th, 2013 | 15:45 | MOE 6