Algeria, France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Producer: Merzak Allouache and Antonin Dedet
Production Company: Bahia Films and Neon Productions
Language: Arabic l English & French Subtitles
Total Budget: 531,589 USD
Duration: 90 minutes
Cinematographer: Olivier Guerbois
Screenwriter: Merzak Allouache
Editor: Tuong Vi Nguyen and Long Yann Dedet
Sound Design: Amine Teggar, Alexis Durrand and Julien Perez
Cast: Adlane Djemil (Omar), Lamia Bezoiui (Selma), Leila Tilmatine (Sabrina), Zohra Faidhi (Zoubida), Abdellatif Benhamed and Mohamed Takerret
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.