Feathers

Director/Writer: Omar El Zohairy. Produced by: Still Moving (FR), in co-production with Keplerfilm (NL), Film Clinic (EG) and Heretic (GR).

Funding Netherlands Film Fund: Minority co-productions NFF+HBF.

Feathers

When an abusive Egyptian patriarch turns into a chicken, his family slowly and painfully becomes free.

A mother dedicates her life to her husband and children. Stuck in daily, repetitive chores, she has made herself as little as possible. When a magic trick goes wrong at a birthday party and a magician turns the authoritarian father into a chicken an avalanche of coincidental absurdities follow. The mother is forced to come to the fore and take care of the family while moving heaven and earth to get her husband back. Trying to survive, she goes through a rough and absurd transformation.