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'Feathers' Takes Home Four Awards at Carthage Film Festival

'Feathers', a surreal film by Egyptian director Omar El Zohairy, has won four awards at Tunisia's Carthage Film Festival, including the Golden Tanit Award for Feature Narrative and Best Actress.

‘Feathers’, the critically-acclaimed film by Egyptian director Omar El Zohairy, has won the Golden Tanit Award for Feature Narrative at the 32nd Carthage Film Festival - part of a wide sweep that included three other awards.


The film’s leading actress, Demiana Nassar, won the Best Actress Award, while the film itself won Best Screenplay and the Tahar Cheriaa Award.


The plot of the surrealist comedy-drama is set off by one man’s Kafkaesque transformation into a chicken  during a children’s birthday party, prompting his wife to undergo her own personal metamorphosis as she scrambles to pick up the pieces and protect her children in the absence of the family’s patriarchal figure.


‘Feathers’ was previously awarded Best Arab Narrative Film at the El Gouna Film Festival, and Best Film under the Roberto Rossellini Awards at China’s Pingyao International Film Festival. The film has also won the Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI Award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival's Critics' Week.