Egypt / 2021 / 112 minutes

Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prize at Cannes. When a magic trick goes awry at a children’s birthday party, the authoritative father of the family turns into a chicken. An avalanche of coincidental absurdities befalls everyone; the mother, whose mundane life was dedicated to her husband and children, is now urged to come to the fore and take care of her family. While moving heaven and earth to bring her husband back and secure their survival, she goes through a total transformation.

  • Director

    Omar El Zohairy

  • Cast

    Demyana Nassar
    Samy Bassiouny
    Fady Mina Fawzy

  • “A superbly made, pitch-black debut. Beautifully framed, sharply observed. Wry visual humor. Gorgeous camerawork. Strangeness runs through El Zohairy’s tremendously impressive and complete feature debut like an electrical current.”

  • "Darkly humorous. A film of biting social satire. For a film about men and chickens, Feathers reveals a lot about women and Egyptian society."

  • “A hidden gem. El Zohairy’s comedic drama about a woman forced to deal with the aftermath of a magic trick gone awry uses the surreal to peck away at deeper truths.”

    Hollywood Reporter

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