Cairo - Egypt |Monday, November 26, 2018:
In Egyptian theaters for its seventh consecutive week, Gunshot by director Karim El Shenawy and screenwriter Haitham Dabbour has made almost EGP 7 million in ticket sales while screening in 25 movie theaters so far. The film was screened at the Cairo International Film Festival within its International Panorama - New Egyptian Cinema (2017 - 2018) last Thursday.
Since its release on October 3rd, Gunshot has achieved great success, receiving wide acclaim from critics and audiences alike. The film had a full-house screening at its world premiere at the 2nd El Gouna Film Festival and was selected as the closing film of the Malmö Arab Film Festival.
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.
Produced by iProductions and Film Clinic, Gunshot stars 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. The film crew brings together DOP Abdelsalam Moussa, Costume Designer Nahed Nasrallah, Production Designer Ali Hossam Ali, Technical Producer Ahmed Youssef, and Editor Ahmed Hafez, in addition to Sound Engineer Ahmed Adnan, Sound Mixer Ahmad Abu Saad and Music Composer Amine Bouhafa, under the supervision of Ahmed Fahmi. Gunshot's marketing is done by MAD Solutions.
It's worth mentioning that Sheikh Jackson film, which was released last year, is iProductions's latest work. The company is getting ready to release its new film The Guest by Hadi Elbagoury.