Following its Great Success at Zawya Cinema in Cairo and Screening for Four Weeks
Dreamaway Screens at Zawya Alexandria on Saturday, February 23
After its extraordinary success at Zawya Cinema in Cairowhere it was screened for four weeks, Dreamaway by Egyptian director Marouan Omara and German director Johanna Domke will screen at Zawya Alexandria on Saturday, February 23, at 06:00 PM. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director Marouan Omara.
Due to high audience demand, the critically acclaimed film is set to have two extra screenings at Zawya Cinema in Cairo on Friday, February 8, at 04:00 PM and Monday, February 11, at 10:00 PM. The film started its commercial release at Zawya Cinema on Wednesday, January 9.
Representing freedom and easy cash, Sharm El Sheikh has long been a dream destination for Egyptian youth. Recently, terror attacks have brought tourism in the resort town to a halt. Dreamaway follows a group of young employees of a luxury hotel compound, where clich√©s and stereotypes of Western and Oriental cultures clash. This carousel-like experience elevates the youths into a dreamlike state.
The film landed its world premiere at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic and its Arab world premiere at the El Gouna Film Festival within its Official Competition. Dreamaway took part in the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) and BFI London Film Festival, along with other international film festivals.
Directed by Marouan Omara and Johanna Domke, Dreamaway is produced by Roman Roitman, (Monokel/Germany), Mark Lotfy (Fig Leaf Studio/Egypt) and Arne Birkenstock (Fruitmarket Kultur und Medien/Germany).The film received grants fromthe Doha Film Institute, Arab Fund for the Arts and Culture (AFAC),and is supported by WDR, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, IDFA Bertha Europe Fund, Catapult Film Fund, Hot Docs Blue Ice Fund, Berlinale Talents Doc Station Prize, Beirut Cinema Platform andthe Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie Prize. MAD Solutions handles the film's distribution in the Arab world.