When a magic trick goes awry at a children’s birthday party, the authoritative father of the family turns into a chicken. An avalanche of coincidental absurdities befalls everyone; the mother, whose mundane life was dedicated to her husband and children, is now urged to come to the fore and take care of her family. While moving heaven and earth to bring her husband back and secure their survival, she goes through a total transformation.

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Direction: Omar El Zohairy
Script: Ahmed Amer, Omar El Zohairy
Cinematography: Kamal Samy
Editing: Hisham Saqr
Sound: Ahmed Adnan
Actors: Demyana Nassar, Samy Bassiouny, Fady Mina Fawzy, Abo Sefen Nabil Wesa, Mohamed Abd El Hady
Production: Still Moving
Producers: Juliette Lepoutre
Co-production: Film Clinic, Lagoonie Film Production, Kepler Film, Heretic
Co-producers: Mohamed Hefzy, Shahinaz Al Akkad, Derk-Jan Warrink, Koji Nelissen, Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Verona Meier, Pierre Menahem
Costumes: Heba Hosny
Production Design: Asem Ali
Make Up: Eslam Alex, Donia Sedki
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Egypt, The Netherlands, Greece
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 115'
Contact: Heretic

Omar El Zohairy

Omar El Zohairy studied film directing at the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo and worked as an assistant director on feature films of Egypt’s most prominent filmmakers, including Yousri Nasrallah. Zohairy’s first short film, Breathe Out (Zafir), premiered at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival and won the Muhr Special Jury Prize for Short Films. His second short film, The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometre 375, was the first Egyptian film to be selected for the Cinéfondation competition at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the film went on to win several awards around the world. His first feature film, Feathers, premiered in the competition of the Critics Week of Cannes in 2021.


2011 Breathe Out (short)
2014 The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometre 375 (short)
2021 Feathers