Experiencing Interruptions?

Sudden Entry

"Sherif finds himself alone in the hospital after waking up from a successful surgery. He suddenly sees a woman in his room, and nothing then seems like before."

  • Ahmed Gamal Abdel rahman
  • Ahmed Gamal Abdel rahman
  • El Nahda Jesuit Cairo
  • Ahmed Gamal Abdel rahman
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    دخول مفاجئ
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 17, 2022
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Jesuits Cairo Film School
  • Alexandria International Short Film Festival
    February 20, 2023
    National Premiere
    the Student Films competition
  • Manassat Film Festival
    May 26, 2023
    National Premiere
    the Student Films competition
Director Biography - Ahmed Gamal Abdel rahman

- Ahmed Gamal Abdel Rahman is an Egyptian filmmaker/producer, based in Dubai, UAE. He was born in Suez, Egypt, in 1992. He graduated from Cairo University’s law department in 2015, studied filmmaking independently and participated in a couple of workshops before he officially joined Jesuit Cairo Film School, and got graduated in 2020.

- Ahmed has written and directed two films: “Isolation” (Non fictional short film - 2023) and “Sudden Entry” (Fictional short film - 2022). He also worked as a Producer- Assistant Director-Production Manager in a number of short films, as well as a “Post Production Coordinator” in a number of commercial projects.

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Director Statement

What inspired me to make this film is a story collection called “Convalescence Dreams” that I re-read three years ago. It was written by the Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz, it consists of 230 dreams, and each “dream” is a few lines narrative. What caught my attention the most is “Dream 16”. I always felt attracted to it, and it was always an inspiration to make my film, with my signature.
It was as if Naguib Mahfouz gave me a body and a beating heart, and I completed it with a head, legs, hands and a soul.
The main idea behind this film is how your past will find a way and will keep on following you if you don’t accept it as is. Do we finally face it? Or do we keep on running away from it?
In this story collection by Naguib Mahfouz, there is a state of doubt in all the dreams. Is what’s happening real or just a fantasy? It’s like being in the middle, between the sky and the ground at the same time.