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Sherif El Bendary


Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim

Egypt, United Arab Emirates   
Producer: Mohamed Hefzy and Hossam Elouan
Production Company: Film Clinic and Transit Films
Language: Arabic l English & French Subtitles
Total Budget: 870,050 USD
Duration: 100 minutes
Cinematographer: Amr Farouk
Screenwriter: Ahmed Amer
Editor: Emad Maher
Cast: Aly Sobhy (Ali), Ahmed Magdy (Ibrahim), Nahed El Sebai (Noor), Salwa Mohamed Ali (Nusa) and Usama Abu Al Atta (Tamata)

Project Synopsis:

Ali loses his girlfriend and refuses to accept her death, believing that her soul has been reincarnated into a goat. To help him overcome his situation, he visits a spiritual healer where he meets Ibrahim, a depressed sound engineer who hears voices he cannot decipher. Ali, his goat and Ibrahim embark on a journey across Egypt, helping each other come to terms with their ordeals and find hope in life once again.

Born in 1978, Egyptian filmmaker Sherif Elbendary is a graduate of the Faculty of Applied Arts and the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo, where he has taught film direction since 2008. His short films “Rise & Shine” and “At Day’s End” have been selected and won awards at several international film festivals. He started directing his first feature length film “Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim” in 2015.