CLOCKWISEFilm, Video Art
Director of photography Sherif Elhossiny
Cameraman. Ahmed Fekry
Poduction manager. Amr Elhaishary
Editing. Mohamed Eid
Sound effects. Esmat Wageeh
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Written and Directed by Sameh Al Tawil
Production team: Karim Elwardany, Zain Elhaishary
Jimmy jib team: Abanob thabet, Mohamed ahmed, Tharwat Ebrahim
Lighting assistance: Hassan zidan, Ahmed Heidar, Ahmed zika
Camera assistance: Ahmed Elattar, Ahmed Mohamed, Mohamed Sobhy
Sound recording. Zain Alabedin
Casting. Mahmoud Wagdy
Shady salem, Badr Nour, Ahmed eed, Ashor ebrahim, Saad alsayed, Shawky mohamed, Mohamed elaidy, Mostafa sasa, Shady ali, Mahmoud mostafa, Sameh mohamed, Mostafa ahmed, Taha haredy, Sherif mandour, Ahmed mizo, Ashraf korany, Abdallh mostafa, Zidan hemdan, Soliman mohamed, Albadry shehath, Mohamed osama, Sallam ahmed, Hamada eed, Mazen omar, Zeiad rabie, Hosam mohamed
TRAILER,New,Egyptian,short,film Article by Yasmin Zohdi 31.01.2014 (Al Ahram Online)
CLOCKWISE is A short film written and directed by Egyptian filmmaker Sameh El-Tawil, will be screened for the first time on Wednesday 5 February at Munich’s Academy of Fine Arts.
The film will be shown as part of the Academy’s annual Graduates’ Exhibition.
Sameh El-Tawil, a graduate of the Academy, tells Ahram Online that the idea for the film came to him after close observation of the latest political events and social changes unfolding in Egypt.
“The film is definitely inspired by the turmoil witnessed in Egypt throughout the past three years,” El-Tawil said, “but gradually as we made it, it came out as an abstract work that each viewer can interpret and relate to differently.”
The film, shot entirely in black and white and without any dialogue, runs for six minutes, in which the director poses a number of questions, relying mostly on physical expression.
“The title was chosen to imply that the actions portrayed in the film are out of sync,” El-Tawil explains, “since the norm is always anti-clockwise; it’s how the universe rotates and how Muslims are required to circle the Kaaba in Mecca, for example.”
“I wanted to tackle the political situation in my country without being direct, yet I believe anyone who watches the film will find something to relate to, even if they are not familiar with what’s happening in Egypt,” he continues. “The themes in the film are very generic; in a way it’s simply about life and death, but also about infinity and continuity.”
El-Tawil has been concerned with finding different and unusual yet striking ways to depict current Egyptian reality. The same issue was addressed in one of Al Tawil’s previous works, A442 Hz, which was screened in Medrar’s Cairo Video Festival in September 2013.
Sameh Al Tawil
“The film was an attempt to highlight how those who seemed or claimed to be the most capable were in fact the most incompetent of all, often leading to disastrous results,” he clarifies.
Clockwise stars Mohamed Shafik and Alaa Shaaban, and will be showing in the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 5 to 9 February.
Wednesday 5 February, Thursday 6 February, Friday 7 February
2pm to 8pm (looping)
Saturday 8 February, Sunday 9 February
12pm to 8pm (looping)
Hall A. U1. 53, Academy of Fine Arts, Akademiestraße 2-4, 80799, Munich,
&,Culture / Ahram Online, Friday 31 Jan 2014