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Mahmood Soliman

Mahmood Soliman graduated from the Higher Cinema Institute of Cairo in 1997. He has published several social and political essays in Egyptian and Arab newspapers, and three short-story collections. Soliman has been awarded several prizes in the Arab world for his literary work, and has written, produced and directed some fiction and documentary short films, which have been selected for more than 300 international film festivals and have won 30 prizes. His first feature film, ‘Good Bye Cinema’, is currently in production stage.

Country of origin: Egypt, Lebanon
2015 / Arabic / English subtitles / 104 min
An Egyptian woman is trying to look after her four children before and after her divorce from their father. However, over time circumstances around her gradually change on all levels.
Director: Mahmood Soliman
Producer: Nivine Afify – Mahmood Soliman
Editing: Doaa Fadel – Eman Samir
Company of Production: January for Arts & Culture Production
Production company: January for Arts & Culture Production
D.O.P: Mahmood Soliman
Dubai International Film Festival – Best Muhr Non-Fiction Feature prize & Best Director from the Arab World, UAE 2015
Luxor African International film festival - Grand Nile prize for Best feature documentary, Egypt 2016
Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan - Best feature Documentary of first work, Morocco 2016
Festival Del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America Latina di Milano - Grand Prize, Italy 2016
Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt 2016
International URTI Grand Prix For Author's Documentary - URTI Martine Filippi Award Of Discovery 2016
Durban international Film Festival, South Africa 2016
Film Museum in Turin, 11 April 2016