Voy! Voy! Voy!


The Main 1 Sat, Apr 13 11:00 AM
The Main 1 Tue, Apr 16 1:45 PM
Film Info
Original Title:???! ???! ???!
Festival Programs:Breakthrough
Laugh Track
The Sporting Life
Release Year:2023
Runtime:107 min
United Arab Emirates
Print Source:AGC Studios
Tags:Oscar Submission
Based on a True Story
SWANA Stories
Director:Omar Hilal
Executive Producer:Pierre Sarraf
Producer:Mohamed Hefzy
Omar Hilal
Cinematographer:Yves Sehnaoui
Screenwriter:Omar Hilal
Editor:Ahmed Hafez
Composer:Sary Hany
Principal Cast:Mohamed Farrag
Nelly Karim
Bayoumi Fouad
Taha Desouky
Amgad El-Haggar
Passant Shawky
Mohamed Abdel-Azim
Hagag Abdel-Azim
Hanan Youssef
Lobna Wanas


Inspired by stranger-than-fiction actual events, this saucy black comedy boasts a smart screenplay with serious undertones and a powerhouse cast with impeccable timing. Set in 2013, it follows the cheerily amoral Hassan (Mohamed Farrag), who is willing to try almost anything to escape his financially challenged, dead-end life as a security guard and head to Europe. When his opportunity to upgrade from gigolo to husband of a 70-year-old British woman ends abruptly and the expensive journey touted by people smugglers proves too complicated, he decides to feign vision loss and join a special needs soccer team who are almost on their way to the Blind World Cup in Poland. From its jaunty animated credits to its absurdly satisfying conclusion, this debut feature announces a big screen talent in seasoned adman Omar Hilal, here serving as director, writer and producer. With superstar Nelly Karim as a warm-hearted journalist. –Alissa Simon