Awards

• Best Feature Film - Florence Film Awards
• Jury Choice - Moving Parts Film Festival

Synopsis

On his way to a DJ Championship in Brussels, a young Egyptian is mistaken for an illegal immigrant and detained in a country he’s never heard of before.

Diretor’s bio

Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1981, Adolf El Assal grew up in Dubai, London and Luxembourg. After graduating with a MA in Filmmaking from Kingston University in the United Kingdom, he won his spurs while working on several video clips and TV shorts, and worked as a producer on Divizionz (2008) which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and went on to be selected at over 100 festivals. He has since directed a couple of short films including the award-winning La Fameuse Route… (2011) and Mano de Dios (2011). He completed his first feature, The Notorious Guys in 2014. Sawah (2019) is his latest feature film.

Director

Adolf El Assal

Country

Luxembourg

Scriptwriter

Adolf El Assal, Dennis Foon, Sirvan Marogy

Cinematography

Nikos Welter

Editor

Philippe Ravoet

Production

Deal Productions Wady Films Caviar Films Film-Clinic