Dry Hot Summers
Har Gaf Sayfan
Egypt, Germany / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 30 minutes
Two paths cross on a hot, dry day in Cairo. The frail old cancer patient Shawky is desperate and searching for comfort and the young bride Doaa is trying to get to the wedding photographer in her wedding gown. Dry Hot Summers is the story of two lonely people that gets tangled up in an absurd journey through the streets of Cairo.
Born in 1978, Sherif Elbendary lives and works in Cairo. Elbendary graduated from the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo in 2007, and is a recognized and award-winning director. He is currently working on his first feature film Ali, the Goat, and Ibrahim.
Director: Sherif Elbendary
Script: Nura Elsheikh
Cast: Mohamed Farid, Nahed Elsebaie, Donia Maher
DOP: Victor Credi
Producer: Hossam Elouan, Safie Eldin Mahmoud, Claudia Jubeh, Sherif El Bendary