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The Chair Carrier: An Egyptian Award Winning Short Film

This movie has been circulating for a while on social media websites, it was actually done before the 25th of January and was uploaded to the internet on the 29th of January. It has attracted lots of attention and admiration from people for the amazing production & directing. The movie is an adaptation to the short story “The Chair Carrier” written by Dr. Yusuf Idris, directed by Tarek Khalil and starring Hassan Abdel-Fattah and Magdi Idris. It’s a great piece of art, from its message to its acting, filming and direction. The hard work has paid off and the movie has won lots of awards, and it definitely deserves it.

– You can watch the movie here:

– here’s also two videos from the “Masr El-Naharda” show with Tarek Khalil talking about the movie:

List of awards the movie has won:

“Winner” Best satire for October (2010) – American International film festival (AIFF)

“Silver award “student film competition” California Film Awards (2010)

“Official Selection” Manhattan Film Festival (2011)

“Official Selection” Edgemar short Film Festival (2011)

“Official Selection”International Freethought Film Festival(IFFF)(2011)

“Official Selection” 360|365 George Eastman House Film Festival(Kodak)(2011)

“Winner” Silver Lei Award – Honolulu Film Awards (2011)

“Winner” Merrit award fall (2010) for Experimental short ” Los Angeles cinema festival of hollywood”

“Winner” Award of excellence for international short and “Winner” for Best cinematography
“Los Angeles Movie Awards” (2010)

and if you would like to read the original story written by Yusuf Idris himself you can find it here (Translated in English).


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