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)
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.