Wael Shawky, born in 1971, lives in Alexandria. Studied in Alexandria and Pennsylvania. Famous for his trilogy “Cabaret Crusades”. Several awards, Schering Award 2011 and Award for the Filmic Œuvre at KdK 2013 et al. Solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York 2015, Serpentine Gallery, London 2013 et al.
In 2013 he won the KINO DER KUNST Award for the Filmic OEuvre.
Al Araba Al Madfuna II
(EGY 2013, 33’, Arabic)
After two short stories by Egyptian writer Mohamed Mostagab (1938–2005). In “The Offering”, an entire village loses its ability to speak and, after an initial struggle to find a cure, adapts to survive and prosper by other means. “Horsemen Adore Perfumes” describes the failed attempts of successive horsemen to overthrow a society’s despotic ruler. Shot in Upper Egypt, children dressed as adults are dubbed with adult voices, recounting the events in classical Arabic.