The Fool

A modern view of the Russian writer Chekhov's story The Foolish, in which Dalia is a poor nanny, who works for a rich, educated man who is married and has two children, a girl and a boy. He apologizes to him for the delay in paying her salary to him, opens his book and begins reviewing the details of her work with them. At first, he reduces the monthly amount agreed with her and does not accept her note, then reduces the number of working days for him and does not accept correction of the number, then uses the calculator to reduce the days of weekly holidays and Eid. And she kept silent in muffled anger, then the days of his children's tiredness or her fatigue and her work were reduced, and then the price of collateral material losses that occurred during her existence decreased, and in the end he claims that she borrowed an amount of money to deduct him and she objects, and he refuses to object, then she informs him that she actually borrowed from his wife but an amount less Much of what he said, so he deducts him as well and gives her in the end less than a quarter of her salary for the period she worked with him, so she thanks him by force. He is astonished and angry for thanking him for deceiving and stealing her and reprimanding her for her negativity and that he wanted to teach her not to let anyone fool her. He gives her her full salary and spends her sad to get back to work.

  • Mohammed Ibrahim Céhio
  • Shrouk Elhamy Elhadidy
  • Asmaa mohamed El shony
  • Mohammed Ibrahim Céhio
  • Hala Elhawari
    Key Cast
  • Ehab El Abd
    Key Cast
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    6 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 9, 2021
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    2,000 USD
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Director Biography - Mohammed Ibrahim Céhio

I work as a Director, cinematographer, and videographer. I am 38 years old, I live in Alexandria… I have about 20 years of experience. I work with all kinds of cameras and equipment.
I've worked in the movies, documentaries, advertisements, clips and programs.
I worked in photography and directed fashion shows.
Recently, I have been interested in directing short fiction films, and theater shows. I'm currently preparing for feature films
I feel so honored to be working in the field of cinema and photography. I love making films and content and developing the idea for advertisements. I love telling stories through my camera, unrepeatable moments that happen in front of us, in each moment of our lives. I describe my shooting style as editorial with a flair for fine art use of light above all to create art, A background in fine art opened his eyes to look for he deeper "story" under the surface... the ability of transforming creative ideas into reality. We continually challenge ourselves to commit to a higher standard of excellence.

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Director Statement

Dear Sirs,
Thank you for taking time and your high attention. I do appreciate considering my film.
We think that our film "The Fool" meets the requirements of the festival as it addresses at least two of the submission criteria. First, it represents the category of the female servants who face oppression and unjust treatment of their employers. This phenomenon is widespread all over the world. We hope to represent it in a way that motivates those who seek perfection and a better world to help end it. Second, this issue is important locally in Egypt and in the Middle East as well as world-wide.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.