The First Participation for an Egyptian Film in the History of the Festival
Al Deif Lands Its World Premiere at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Cairo - Egypt |Wednesday, November 21, 2018:
The 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (November 16 - December 2) will host the world premiere of Al Deif (The Guest) by director Hadi Elbagoury and writer Ibrahim Eissa. The film will represent Egypt and Africa in the festival's Official Competition. The screening will be attended by its lead actress Jamila Awad and producer Rasha Gawdat, representative of iProductions, the film's production company.

Screening Times of Al Deif at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (GMT +2)

Saturday, November 24 at 09:30 PM, Coca-Cola Plaza, Hall Scape
Sunday, November 25 at 09:15 PM, Elektriteater
Friday, November 30 at 05:45 PM, Coca-Cola Plaza, Hall 10

Al Deif marks the first Egyptian participation in the official selections of the festival, which is one of the A-rated festivals with 14 international festivals around the world, including Cannes, Berlinale, Venice and others. The festival annually presents more than 250 feature films and 300 short and animated films.

Al Deif tells the story of a young man who visits a family during dinner, and then the events develop in a direction that no one expects. The film stars Khaled El Sawy, Ahmed Malek, Shereen Reda and Jamila Awad, alongside guest stars Maged El Kedwany and Mohamed Mamdouh.

Al Deif marks the second collaboration between writer Ibrahim Eissa and iProductions after Mawlana. It is also the company's second time to work with Director Hadi Elbagoury after Hepta: The Last Lecture that is the highest-grossing romantic film in the history of Egyptian cinema with revenues more than EGP 27 million. This is the first time for Eissa and Elbagoury to work together.