When a magic trick goes awry at a child’s birthday party, the authoritative father of a family gets turned into a chicken. The mother, whose mundane life was dedicated to her husband and children, is urged to come to the fore, moving heaven and earth to bring her husband back and secure their survival.
Omar El Zohairy is an award-winning filmmaker from Egypt. Feathers, his debut feature fiction, was the first Egyptian film to participate within the International Critics’ Week at Cannes Film Festival where it was awarded the 2021 Grand Prize.
“A bone-dry, bitingly absurdist story of a woman, a chicken and the subversion of Egyptian patriarchy… a superbly made, pitch-black debut” Variety