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An avalanche of absurdities befalls a family when its authoritative patriarch gets turned into a chicken, in this surreal Cannes prize-winning satire.

Comedy 2021 115 mins Not rated

Director: Omar El Zohairy



When a magic trick goes awry at a children’s birthday party, the authoritative father of the family gets turned into a chicken. An avalanche of coincidental absurdities befalls everyone; the mother, whose mundane life was dedicated to her husband and children, is now urged to come to the fore and take care of her family. While moving heaven and earth to bring her husband back and secure their survival, she goes through a surprising transformation of her own.

Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prize at Cannes Film Festival 2021, Omar El Zohairy’s absurdist comedy debut is a biting social satire about systematic oppression and the role of women in Egyptian patriarchal society.