Programme

SHARAF

Samir Nasr

Germany, France, Tunisia, Luxembourg, 2021 / 95 min / Arabic with FR & ENG. subt. / Drama

SHARAF, based on Sonallah Ibrahim's famous novel, is the story of a modern Candide in a dystopian Arab World. When Sharaf kills a man in self-defense and is put in jail, he has to wake up from his dreams of wealth and consumption. The microcosm of prison mirrors the complex situation of Arab societies living under dictatorship and poverty, dependent on an unjust global economic system. Sharaf decides to achieve his own social advancement behind prison bars. But he will have to pay a very high price for it.

Screenings
Fri 11/03 16:30 Ciné Utopia OV Arab with FR/EN sbtl. Public https://luxfilmfestfilms.megatix.be/en/HO00004328?locationFilters=LFFCU&dateTime...
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Ahmed AL MUNIRAWI, Fadi ABI SAMRA, Khaled HOUISSA, Ridha BOUKADIDA
Screenplay 
Sonallah IBRAHIM, Samir NASR
Cinematographer 
Darja PILZ
Montage 
Hansjörg WEIßBRICH
Set 
Khalil KHOUDJA
Music 
Oli BIEHLE
Production 
SOILFILMS (Germany), TEAMWERK. DIE FILMPRODUKTION (Germany), LES CONTES MODERNES (France), ZONE ART FILM (Tunisia), NEUE MEDIOPOLIS FILMPRODUKTION (Germany)
Biography

SAMIR NASR is a director, scriptwriter and editor. He also teaches regularly at the University of Arts, Berlin and the Filmuniversity Babelsberg, Potsdam. After receiving a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Mannheim University in 1993 he worked as a film projectionist. In 1999 he graduated from the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy with focus on directing and scriptwriting. He has directed numerous films and documentaries for film and television, including ‘Police Station’ (2000, doc series), ‘Seed of Doubt’ (2005) and ‘Rania’s Dream’ (2018). He lives between Berlin and Cairo.