Line in a circle

Inspired of “Dreams of Departure” by NOBEL winning writer Naguib Mahfouz. A lonely young man tries to get transportation in a crowded city, but his journey extended for a whole day long to end up nowhere at night.

In context of Plaza Project – Bibliotheca Alexandrina for celebrating the 100th of Naguib Mahfouz birth

  • Mohsen Abdelghany
    Director
    Moamen Zakaria (2020), Hares (2020), Once upon a time in Swiss Club (2019), May Ziada (2015), Genius Al Akad (2015) , Rab Qoloub (2014)
  • Mohsen Abdelghany
    Writer
    Moamen Zakaria (2020), Hares (2020), Once upon a time in Swiss Club (2019), May Ziada (2015) , Rab Qoloub (2014)
  • Sherif Fathy
    Producer
    known for You Will Die at 20 Producer (2019) Buying A Man Editorial Department (2017) Sorry to Disturb Visual Effects (2008) Bedoon Reqaba Editorial Department (2009) Ward's Henna Party(2020) Certified Mail (2019) Experiment: Sorry(2018) Producer Jews of Egypt (2013) Zodiac (2019) El Diesel (2018) We've Further Comments (2018
  • Karim Kassem
    Key Cast
    Known For The State Abu Akram (2017) Exterior/Night Moe (2018) Sons of Rizk Ramadan (2015) Sons of Rizk 2 Ramadan (2019) The State Abu Akram (2017) Lucifer's Kingdom Hamasa (2020) Nasibi Wa Qesmetik (2017-2019) Sawah Samir (2019)
  • Mona Hala
    Key Cast
    Known for Cairo Time Jameelah (2009) Exterior/Night Toto (2018) Paparazzi Actress (2015) The Student Cop Actress (2004) Trapped Sally (2021) Pause Nour (2020) ) Namour Layla (2016) Yasmine Mira (2015) Paparazzi (2015) Lamh El Basar Shahy (2012) Eza'at Hubb Dunya (2011) Bel Alwan ElTabeaya Prostitute (2009) The Baby Doll Night The Baby Doll Night (2008) Al-andaleeb hikayt shaab Salwa (2006) An Korb (2005) Beit Min Lahm: House of Flesh Girl no. 3 (2005) Zaki Chan Sara (2005) Sib wana sib (2004) The Student Cop (2004
  • Sherief Al weissimy
    Musics
    Known for Amro El Meligy: Maba2etsh Zay El Awel Producer (2012) Eyal Hirrifah Composer (2015) 7th Century Before Birth Composer Basra Composer (2008) Happens in a while (2018) Khan, The Mentor (2018) Smoud Rouhy (2016) Colors (2016) Eyal Hirrifah (2015) Merabet Lareng (2014)
  • Sherief Samir
    Sound supervisor
    Sound designer / Music producer Suhail Adventures Adventure, Family | TV Series (2017–2018) Suhail Adventures 2 Adventure, Family | TV Series (2018–2018) A Total sum of 86 TV/Digital ads Clients : Goodpeople films - The Producers - FP7/CAI - JWT/CAI - YouTube SPACE
  • Mohamed Essam
    Editor
  • Islam Kamal
    D.O.P
    Knowing for Public Domain as Dop (2009) Shali Ghali: Remote City Cinematographer (2009) Pharaoh's Chocolate Cake (2017) Hayat (2014)
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina - The Cell Studio
    Production
    http://www.bibalex.org/ | https://www.thecellco.com/
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    خط في دايرة
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Egypt
  • Country of Filming:
    Egypt
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Egypt National Film Festival
    Cairo
    Egypt
    May 30, 2022
    Winner of Jury Award for Best Short Film
  • Visions Cairo Egyptian Short Film Festival
    Cairo
    Egypt
    March 15, 2022
    Winner of Best Director & Best Picture award
  • Bahrain Film Festival
    Bahrain
    Bahrain
    October 18, 2022
    Bahrain Premiere
    Received Appreciation Certificate
  • Watch Africa, Wales African Film Festival
    Wales
    United Kingdom
    October 21, 2022
    UK premiere
    Nominee
  • Educational Film Festival EDUKINO
    Warsaw
    Poland
    November 20, 2021
    Europe Premiere
    Nominee
  • Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions @ PinewoodStudios
    Iver
    United Kingdom
    June 6, 2022
    Online Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Arab Film Festival Rotterdam
    Rotterdam
    Netherlands
    June 18, 2022
    Netherlands premiere
    Official Selection
  • Durban Film Mart
    Durban City
    South Africa
    July 22, 2022
    South Africa Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Lift - Off Filmmakers Sessions
    Iver
    United Kingdom
    July 4, 2022
    Online screening premier
    Official Selection
  • Festival del Cinema di Cefalù
    Cefalù
    Italy
    August 1, 2022
    Italy Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Hollywood Arab Film Festival
    Hollywood, Los Angeles
    United States
    April 25, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Angaelica Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    December 21, 2021
    North America Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival du Film Francophone du Caire
    Cairo
    Egypt
    December 14, 2021
    Africa Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Jordan International Film Festival
    Amman
    Jordan
    September 28, 2022
    Jordanian Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Arts Center
    Sales Agent
    Country: Egypt
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Mohsen Abdelghany

Ambitious filmmaker with 10+ years of visual storytelling experience directing documentaries, video campaigns, and short films, several of which have won awards and been selected for screening at international film festivals. Professional screenwriter and producer who managed numerous productions from concept to execution. Passionate for creating creative motion pictures that entertain and inspire, have supported several social and cultural development campaigns by diverse motivational videos.
Driven by passion began at the early years as a creative writer. Latterly studied filmmaking techniques at the Independent Filmmaking Course (supported by the Ford Foundation) for two years till 2009 when graduated, while the academic study was for a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, which was accomplished in 2003.
Received awards for (Line in a circle) short film in 2022 with Jury Award for best short film in The 24th Egyptian National Film Festival, as well as received Best Director Award in the 5th Cairo Visions Film Festival. Later in the same year received Appreciation Certificate from Bahrain International Film Festival.
In 2010 received The Special Jury Award for Best Short documentary, in The 26th Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival.

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