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Germany / Egypt
2018, 86 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition

  323 Sunday 1/7 15:30 Small Hall
  4K5 Monday 2/7 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema
  651 Wednesday 4/7 9:00 Cinema B

It hasn’t been so very long since rich tourists from around the world came to stay in the luxury hotels of Sharm El Sheikh. But the Arab Spring and the confusion of the post revolutionary period quickly robbed the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula of its charm as a go-to summer resort. Saturated with elements of surreal fiction, the documentary takes us to a shimmering city of ghosts to visit its last inhabitants – resort employees who feverishly dream among the abandoned hotel suites.


Synopsis

It hasn’t been so very long since rich tourists from around the world came to stay in the luxury hotels of Sharm El Sheikh. But the Arab Spring and the confusion of the post revolutionary period quickly robbed the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula of its charm as a go-to summer resort. An Egyptian filmmaker and a visual artist from Germany demonstrate that partially staging their work needn’t be at odds with authenticity. In their documentary, saturated with elements of surreal fiction, they set out to visit the last inhabitants of the shimmering city of ghosts – resort employees who feverishly dream among the abandoned hotel suites. How hard is it to balance a traditional lifestyle with the unbridled liberalism of a place in a Middle Eastern wasteland where an island of Western razzle-dazzle is slowly sinking?

Martin Horyna

About the director

Marouan Omara (b. 1987, Cairo, Egypt). Selected filmography: Taxi (2008, short), Crop (2013, medium-length, co-dir. Johanna Domke), The Visit (Azziara, 2015, medium-length, co-dir. Nadia Mounier), One Plus One Makes a Pharaoh’s Chocolate Cake (2017, short)

Johanna Domke (b. 1978, Kiel, Germany). Selected filmography: A Sunset Takes 7 Minutes (2005, short), Cuers (2008, short), Stultifera Garden (2009, short), Lake in the Mirror (Søen i spejlet, 2010, short), 100% Yün (2010, short), Untitled-Epilog (2011), Crop (2013, medium-length, co-dir. Marouan Omara)

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Press kit



About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke
Screenplay: Johanna Domke, Marouan Omara
Dir. of Photography: Jakob Beurle
Music: Bilgehan Ozis
Editor: Gesa Jäger, Louly Seif
Producer: Roman Roitman
Production: Monokel
Coproduction: Fig Leaf Studios, Fruitmarket Kultur and Mediem GmbH
Sales: WIDE HOUSE
Contact: Alibi Communications
   
www: https://www.facebook.com/Dream-Away-752908091552786/

Guests

Marouan Omara

Film Director

Johanna Domke

Film Director


Morgane Delay

Sales Agent

Roman Roitman

Producer


Brigitta Portier

Publicist

Mark Lofty

Producer


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