Receiving Full-house Screenings at the Heart of Switzerland
Withered Green in an Exceptional Fourth Screening at Locarno International Film Festival
Following an impressive full-house screening on Tuesday, August 9th at the 69th Locarno International Film Festival, Egyptian Director Mohammed Hammad's film Withered Green has pulled in a fourth exceptional screening on the audiences' demand.
On the film's world premiere night, Withered Green received impulsive positive reviews among audiences and critics that even the unstable rainy weather did not stop film goers from attending the first and second screenings. Tickets were sold out on the film's third screening night, which made the queued audiences call for an exceptional fourth screening.
Hammad's Withered Green is competing within the Concorso Cineasti del Presente section at Locarno. Landing its world premiere, the film screenings were attended by director/writer Hammad alongside producer/ DOP Mohammed El Sharqawy, producer Kholoud Saad and co-producer Mohamed Hefzy.
The film tells the story of young Iman, a conservative religious person, who takes people's opinions of her into account and shows uptight restriction to all the withering social traditions. However, a shocking prompts her to do away with all these withered traditions that she once clung to.
Withered Green marks the first Egyptian participation at the Concorso Cineasti del Presente section within Locarno International Film Festival. The film's official poster is designed by MAD Solutions.
Written and directed by Mohammed Hammad, Withered Green is produced by Hammad, Kholoud Saad
and Mohammed El Sharqawy in collaboration with producer Mohamed Hefzy (Film Clinic). MAD Solutions alongside Film Clinic-Indie Film Distribution (FCIFD) are handling the film distribution worldwide. Withered Green is Hammad's debut feature film.
Mohammed Hammad is an Egyptian director with a number of short films in his repertoire. He wrote, produced, and directed the short film Central (2008). In 2010, he produced and directed the short film Pale Red, which took part in many international festivals, receiving several awards.