Guy Daleiden on the leaps in Luxembourg film industry and what the UAE could learn
One of the features that Film Fund Luxembourg is supporting is Sawah, which will be directed by Adolf El Assal, an Egyptian who formerly lived in Dubai and now operates out of Luxembourg.
El Assal has only just finished writing the screenplay, but it has already been picked up by the Abu Dhabi distribution company MAD solutions, which will be distributing the completed feature in the Arab world. The film is a co-production as well between Wady Films, The Producers, and MAD.
Sawah, which is being produced by Luxembourg’s Wady Films, is about an Egyptian DJ and pacifist named Samir, who leaves Cairo as the revolution begins, to play the gig of a lifetime in Berlin. When the loss of his fake passport leaves him stranded in Luxembourg, Samir is taken off track by the crazy lives of a small-time hustler, a pregnant social worker, a jealous policeman and a band of enraged French Romas.
Adolf El Assal
Luxembourg-based film director/writer/editor
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