40 minutes | Documentary | Colour | 2008 | Released

“…a surprising heart-winner…” 

Chitra Kalyani / Daily News Egypt

“Galabeya is an entertaining character study full of quirks and clever subtext that, surprisingly, refuses to judge its leading character.”

Joseph Fahim / Daily News Egypt.


Although he works in the biggest cultural center in Egypt, Bakry, an adorable worker, has his own courageous opinions about art, culture and women. The story unfolds as the camera follows him closely in the two contradictory places where he splits his time: the peaceful village and the strident capital, Cairo.

Writer & Director: Ahmed Ismaiel Nour


Golden Pyramid Award | International Media Art Forum for Youth (IMAFY 2008), Egypt.

A Gown and Shoes participated in several international film festivals, such as:

ALFILM Arab Film Festival Berlin 2011, Berlin, Germany 

Festival International de fim Amateur de Kelibia 2010, Tunisia

Silhouette Film Festival 2009, Paris, France

Cork International Film Festival 2009, Cork, Ireland

XIII Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean – Puglia 2008, Italy 

Amman Theatre Days 2009, Amman, Jordon

Festival Cinema Nador – FICMEC- Nador 2009, Morocco

Aspekty festival of visual anthropology 2009, Poland