Gunshot (2018)
Amid deadly clashes with anti-riot forces, bodies start piling in Cairo's morgue. While examining the cadaver of Alaa Abu Zayd, the forensic doctor notices something unusual. The doctor, who is alcohol dependent and battles personal and family problems, writes a medical report that stirs media frenzy, public anger, and accusations of political and ethical corruption. Along with a hard-working journalist, they undertake a journey seeking facts, where their perception of truth, their principles and beliefs are challenged, and they are forced to face the dilemma of their life.
Director: Karim El Shenawy
Screenwriter: Haitham Dabbour
Cast: Ahmad Al Fishawy, Ruby, Mohamed Mamdouh, Arfa Abdel Rassoul and Asmaa Aboul Yazeed, along with guest stars Ahmed Malek, Hana Shiha, Ahmad Kamal, Safaa El Toukhy, Samy Maghawry and Mohamed Radwan
Festivals and Awards
  • The Arab Film Festival in Amman
  • Gunshot among Egypt's Foreign language film shortlist for the Oscars 2020
  • El Gouna Film Festival
  • Malm√∂ Arab Film Festival
  • Cairo International Film Festival
  • Best Actor Award: Ahmad Al Fishawy and Best Cinematography Award: DOP Abdelsalam Moussa at The 67th edition of the Egyptian Catholic Center for Cinema Film Festival.
  • Festival International du Film pour l'Enfance et la Jeunesse de Sousse in Tunisia
  • Tripoli Film Festival