Egyptian National Media Authority
The film stars Mohamed Farrag, Nelly Karim, Bayoumi Fouad, Taha Desouky, Amgad Al Haggar, Passant Shawky, Hagag Abdel Azim, Hanan Youssef, and Lobna Wanas, and it began showing in cinemas last week.
The union said in a statement that the film received a majority of the votes of the committee selecting the film nominated to represent Egypt at the Oscars, which was composed of a group of independent filmmakers and critics.
The committee members voted on a short list that included 5 films: “Wesh x Wesh” directed by Waleed El Halfawy, “19 B” directed by Ahmed Abdullah El-Sayed, “Beit El Ruby” directed by Peter Mimi, and “Al Bab Al Akhdar” directed by Raouf Abdel Aziz. Addition to the filtered film.
Last year, Egypt refrained from nominating any film for the competition designated for films produced outside the non-English speaking United States.
The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is expected to announce the preliminary list of films competing for the award in December, before announcing the short list in January.
The Oscars ceremony will be held on March 10, 2024, in Los Angeles, USA.