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- Director: Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke
- GERMANY, EGYPT / 2018 / DCP / Colour / 86’ / Arabic, English; Turkish, English s.t.
- Screenplay: Johanna Domke, Marouan Omara
- Director of Photography: Jakob Beurle
- Editing: Gesa Jäger, Louly Seif
- Music: Bilgehan Öziş
- Producer: Roman Roitman
- Production Co.: Monokel
- World Sales: Wide House
Representing freedom and easy cash, Sharm El Sheikh has long been a dream destination for Egyptian youth. Recently, terror attacks have brought tourism in the resort town to a halt. Dreamaway follows a group of young employees of a luxury hotel compound, where clichés and stereotypes of Western and Oriental cultures clash. This carousel-like experience elevates the youths into a dreamlike state. Creating cinematic hybrids that wander around unmarked territory between fiction and documentary, filmmakers Marouan Omara and Johanna Domke crafted Dreamaway with great intelligence and political sensibility, and a beautiful magical realism.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.