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Saturday, April 4, 2015

ALFILM 2015

The Mice Room is having its German premiere in Alfilm - Arab Filmfestival Berlin. It will be screened on Sunday April 12th and Tuesday April 14th at 8 pm in Babylon movie theatre in Berlin. Nermeen Salem is presenting the film this time. She is flying to Berlin in few days, so if you are in Berlin go watch the film and meet her.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sofia MENAR Film Festival 2015

The Mice Room or "Стаята с мишките" is having its Bulgarian premiere in Sofia MENAR (Middle East & North Africa) Film Festival this month. The film will be screened 3 times, on the 17th at 6.30 pm in G8 Cinema, on the 23rd at 8:15 pm in Euro Cinema and on the 28th at 7:00 pm in Dom na Kinoto. The film will presented by Manal El-Shenawi; the Ambassador of Egypt in Sofia, on Friday, January 28th.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

SIFF 2014

When we received the e-mail confirming that The Mice Room or "O Quarto dos Ratos" in Portuguese will be screened in the prestigious São Paulo International Film Festival, we were really overwhelmed. For us it was such a great opportunity to screen the film in a festival with many great filmmakers from all over the world. The film was screened four times in the official competition of the festival's 38th edition. It was screend on: Oct. 16th, Oct. 17th, 18th and 20th.

Again, not all of us could travel to Brazil to attend the festival. Despite it was Mayye, Zedan & Nermeen's turn to travel, Magdy was the only available one to go on that trip. And this time we were supported by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture who covered Magdy's travel expenses. 

Magdy during the Q&A after the screening


Magdy's interview in the festival's daily video (in English)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bridge International Film Festival 2014

The film is going to be screened in Bridge International Film Festival on October 7th, 2014 in Kosovo. 



Monday, September 22, 2014

Interview with Samir Nabil

Samir Nabil or Object Obscure as he calls himself, is the sound designer and mixer of the film. He is one of the film's greatest supporters. In his studio Badroom, we spent many months editing the film and working on sound, before moving to Rufy's new place. Here in this interview he talks about his work in films in general as a music composer and a sound designer. He talks about his studio Badroom, where all the film's dubbing process, sound mixing and design happened.  

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Screening in Bibliotheca Alexndrina

It is very scary to watch a film you made with the audience. It even more scary when most of this audience is your actors, all your film crew, your friends, your family and all the people supporting you, who are watching the film for the first time. That happened when we decided to screen the film in Bibliotheca Alexandrina last April. Many of the actors haven't seen us for years, since the time of shooting. It was such a joy to meet all of them again and watch the film with them and with our parents, friends and family. After all, we tried to do our best, so that we don't disappoint them. 






The Q&A after the screening was curated by Ahmed Nabil, who is not only the film programmer in Bibliotheca Alexandrina, but also one of the film's assistant directors. All of the above photos are taken by Michel Abu Zakhm, who is one of the film's actors himself.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tetouan International Festival for Mediterranean Cinema 2014



We had two GREAT screenings in Tetouan International Festival for Mediterranean Cinema in Morocco. The film was screened on April 1st in Avenida hall and on April 2nd in Espagnol hall. The Moroccan audience loved the film. Unfortunately, the 6 of us couldn't make it to the screenings, but those who did told us so. They kept sending us pictures, updates and great feedbacks about the film in Morocco.

Hend is putting the film's poster in the entrance of the movie theatre

The festival was only able to invite two of us. This time we had to choose who should go. Tossing a coin seemed the most fair option and Ahmed Magdy Morsy and Hend Bakr were the lucky ones. However, Mayye Zayed & Mohamad El-Hadidi decided to apply to ADEF travel grant "Jiran". Eventually, It was Hadidi who got the grant and he was able to join Hend and Magdy 2 days later. After a long trip, he actually arrived just few minutes before the first screening. Here is an interview, moments before the first screening.

Hadidi & Magdy's interview in MAPTVMaroc (in Arabic)

Hend, Hadidi, Magdy and the film's posters 

We are really grateful to the Moroccan audience who made these 2 screenings and the whole trip unforgettable. We are also very grateful to ADEF for its great support for the film and the filmmakers. Thanks to it and to "Jiran" travel grant, Ahmed Magdy Morsy and Mohamed Zedan were able to attend the film's world premiere in Dubai International Film Festival last December and Mohamad El-Hadidi was able to attend this screening in Morocco. 

Hadidi, Hend & Magdy before the film's premiere in Morocco

Waiting for the movie theatre to be full hopefully

Hend is testing the DCP copy before the screening

The film is being screened in Espanol Hall

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