Days Ahead of its World Premiere at the Cairo International Film Festival
The Other Land's Facebook Page Releases the Film's New Official Poster
Only days ahead the world premiere of Director Ali Edries' film The Other Land at the Cairo International Film Festival (15 - 24 November) within the official competition, the film's official Facebook page has released the latest official poster.
The film tackles the issue of irregular immigration and is set to be released in Egyptian cinemas soon.
The Other Land follows the stories of a group of young Egyptians, who escape Egypt's underprivileged rural villages, all sharing one desire; to immigrate to Italy, but without having any official documents aboard a ramshackle old ship. Seeing Italy's coastline ignites their hopes for a better life, but then the treacherous sea waves put an end to all of their dreams.
The official teaser trailer for the film has already garnered over a million YouTube views so far. The teaser trailer portrays the exploitation of the dreams of a group of young men by an illegal immigration broker and their continuous efforts to collect enough money to embark on this perilous sea journey.
The Other Land stars Mohamed Ali, Bayoumi Fouad, Abdel Aziz Makhyoun, Mohamed Mohamed Mahran, Amr El Kady, Afaf Shoaib, and Hanan Soliman. The film is written by Zainab Aziz and directed by Ali Edries, marking their sixth time together, co-produced by Creativo, DX Productions in collaboration with The Partner Barcelona (Spain). Al Massa Art Production will handle the worldwide distribution of the film, while MAD Solutions will be in charge of the marketing for the film.
The Other Land was filmed in Spain, along with Egypt where the scenes of the rural villages and shores were shot. The production company hired a professional crew including Egyptian DOP Ahmed Abdel Aziz, Spanish DOP Oscar Felices, and Assistant Director Chema Linares. The film was co-edited by Syrian Film Editor Salem Derbas and the Spanish Editors Manel Frasquiel and Conrado Lopez, special effects by the Spanish expert Salvador Santana, and visual effects by Rafael Galdo.