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DREAMAWAY

DREAMAWAY

Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke | Ägypten, Deutschland, Katar 2018 | 83 Min. | OmeU

Österreichpremiere
De France | Saal1 | Mittwoch, 29.5.2019 | 22:00 | Tickets

Der von Terrorattentaten erschütterte Ferienort Sharm El Sheikh ist Heimat für eine Gruppe junger ÄgypterInnen, die zum Arbeiten in den Touristenressorts an den Badeort kamen. Vom westlich geprägten Lebensstil inspiriert, krempelten sie ihr Leben um. Nachdem der Tourismus nach einem Flugzeugattentat zusammenbrach, hieß es für die jungen Leute erneut ihre Zukunft in die Hand zu nehmen und ihre Identität neu zu definieren, denn mit der eigenen Kultur haben sie nicht mehr viel zu tun. Mit jedem Tag wächst die Angst zurückkehren zu müssen und steigt die Hoffnung, dass die Touristen wiederkommen, sind sie doch ansonsten ruhelos zwischen den Kulturen Festsitzende. Bis eines Tages ein seltsamer Affe in der Stadt auftaucht.

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Regie: Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke
Kamera und Ton: Jakob Beurle / Bilgehan Özis
Schnitt: Gesa Jäger, Louly Seif
Produktion: Monokel, FigLeaf Studio, Fruitmarket


Screenings
41st Cairo International Film Festival, EG
Int. Programm 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, CZ
Documentary Competition BFI London Film Festival, GB
Documentary Competition 2nd El Gouna International Film Festival, EG
Documentary Competition 63th Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentarfilm, DE
Int. Programm BIFF Bergen International Film Festival, NO
Documentary Competition 54th Chicago International Film Festival, US


Filmography as director
2018 Dreamaway, Johanna Domke & Marouan Omara, Dokumentary, WDR Co-Production, 82 min
2017 One Plus One Makes a Pharaoh’s Chocolate Cake, Marouan Omara, Documentray 37 min
2015 Azziara, Marouan Omara, Documentray, 43 min
2013 CROP Johanna Domke & Marouan Omara, Dokumentary, 48 min


Biographies

Marouan Omara and Johanna Domke have been collaborating as a directing duo since 2012. Their films are cinematic hybrids, wandering around unmarked territory between fiction and documentary. They are crafted with great intelligence and political sensibility, and a beautiful lensed magical realism. Omara received his BA in Applied Arts in Photography and holds a Diploma in Film Directing. He is a Berlinale and Durban Talents alumnus. He has been teaching Filmmaking in the Department of Arts at the AUC, and is the Managing Director of the Regional Conference for Arab Independent Cinema (RCAIC). Also He serves as a jury and curator for several film industry programs. Marouan uses cinema as a genuine mode of research, bear a dreamlike notion of the surrounding and closeness to the everyday experiences of his society.

Domke studied Fine Arts in Scandinavia and graduated in Film Directing from the Media Art Academy in Cologne. She produces projects that lie in the space where art and cinema meet, with a combined structural and socio-political approach. Domke has been an active part of the international art scene, showing her films in recognized art institutions and taking part in numerous artist in residency programs. She has been teaching in ground courses in art and photography and is writing papers on media theory. Their previous film CROP has received considerable attention at film festivals and exhibitions around the world including IFF Rotterdam, Yamagata IDFF, Jihlava IDFF, and DOK Leipzig. They have been supported by several institutions, including: La Biennale di Venezia, Hot Docs-Blue Ice Fund, IDFA Bertha Fund, and Catapult Film Fund.