Lawyer Samir Sabry said in his statement that on the third day of the El Gouna Film Festival, the movie “Feathers” was shown, and after its screening, “a state of great anger prevailed from the artists and participants in the festival, as soon as they watched the premiere of the film, and even the matter developed for some of them to leave the exhibition hall. angry.”
He pointed out that among them are the artists Sherif Mounir, Ahmed Rizk, Ashraf Abdel Baqi, and director Omar Abdel Aziz, adding that all of this was “a result of what the artists noticed from the emergence of an offensive and unreal image of the lives of Egyptians and Egyptian society with the events of the film.”
The lawyer demanded that the contents of his communication be investigated, and that the sum against them be referred to an “urgent criminal trial.”
The judicial move was preceded by a parliamentary move by Representative Ahmed Mhenni, a member of the House of Representatives, who announced that he would submit a request for a briefing to Parliament Speaker, Counselor Hanafi Gebali, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, and the Minister of Culture, regarding the screening of “The Feather Film Offensive to Egypt, as it does not present the true picture of Egypt.” And it helps distort Egypt’s internal image globally.”
Mehenni stressed, during the statement issued to him, that the Egyptian state “is considered one of the first countries to witness development and a qualitative leap in a short time, in various fields and aspects of life, and the biggest evidence of this is the low rates of poverty and slums at the level of the Republic.”
The Egyptian parliamentarian called for “the need to hold accountable those who made this film, which offends the Egyptian state, by showing scenes that completely contradict reality.”
the story of the movie
It is noteworthy that the movie “feathers” discusses the story of a mother who lives under the protection of her husband and children, a life that does not change and days that are repeated between the walls of the house that she does not leave and does not know what is going on outside.
One day, a sudden change occurs and her husband turns into a chicken. During the celebration of the birthday of the youngest son, the magician errs and loses control and fails to return the husband, who was managing all the details of this family’s life, this violent transformation forces this dormant wife to take responsibility in search of solutions to the crisis and restore The husband, trying to survive what is left of her small family, and during difficult days the wife undergoes severe changes.