Feathers: An absurdist tale difficult to decipher

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Omar El Zohairy’s Feathers is, for many different reasons, a film capable of arousing curiosity and splitting the audience. Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes earlier in July, the feature also played at Busan and Pingyao and recently sparked controversy at the El Gouna Film Festival. During the gala screening organised by the prestigious Egyptian gathering, a few filmmakers walked out of the theatre. Next, MP Ahmed Mehanna submitted a request to the Parliament to hold the producers accountable for portraying Egypt in a negative light. Despite all these tur…

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