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DIFFPress Releases 2017DIFF365 Presents the Acclaimed Egyptian Drama ‘Withered Green’
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DIFF365 Presents the Acclaimed Egyptian Drama ‘Withered Green’
Tue Oct 17, 2017
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Dubai, 17 October 2017: DIFF365@VOX powered by du presents audiences ‘Withered Green’ from award winning Egyptian director Mohammed Hammad at VOX Cinemas (cinema 9), Mall of the Emirates from 19 October – 1 November, 2017.

An emotionally rich, fully-fledged brave debut drama starring Heba Ali and Asmaa Fawzi, the film picked up best director for Mohammed Hammad at the Dubai International Film Festival’s prestigious Muhr Awards back in December.

After the death of her parents, Iman, a traditional and conservative young woman, has to take care of her younger sister, Noha. When her sibling is faced with a marriage proposal, Iman has to ask her uncles to meet the groom and his family, as customs in Arab societies require the presence of a man from the bride’s side for the marriage agreement. But Iman decides to disregard the tradition.

‘Withered Green’ is a subtle but poignant film detailing the lives of young women repressed by the patriarchal elements of Egyptian society. The elegant simplicity of this low-budget, female-centric drama is accompanied by expressive visual metaphors and brilliant observational detail, which amounts to a powerful cinematic whole.

‘Withered Green’ will screen to DIFF 365@VOX at the dedicated theatre (cinema 9) at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates in Dubai from 19 October – 1 November, 2017. Tickets are available online at the VOX website and at the box office at VOX Cinemas Mall of the Emirates.

The Festival returns this year from 6 – 13 December 2017. Students, media and industry professional planning to attend the DIFF this year are urged to register early.
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