Duration: 14 minuti
Production year: 2018
Country of Production: Italy

Yousef is a successful cook, the son of immigrants, who grew up in Italy. After a long wait he manages to obtain the Italian citizenship, a few days after the attacks at Macerata. Yousef’s certainties start to falter, leading him to a real identity crisis. When you find yourself faced with a choice that until recently would have been obvious, you will not know what to do.

  • Best Editing75°Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia, sezione Migrarti 2018
  • Best Short Film – “Perugia Social Film Festival” 2018
  • Official Selection  Corto Dorico 2018
  • Official Selection GENOVA FILM FESTIVAL 2018
  • Best Short Film al Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno 2018
  • Official Selection Clermont-Ferrand 2019
  • Audience Award SOUQ Film Festival 2019
  • Short List David di Donatello 2019
  • Official Selection La Città Incantata – Film Festival 2019
  • Emidio Greco Award Festival del Cinema Europeo 2019
  • Official Selection Festival Cinéma Arabe 2019
  • Special Mention Un Tempo per l’Integrazione 2019
  • Short List Nastri D’argento 2019
  • Official Selection African Diaspora Cinema Festival 2019
  • Official Selection FIGARI FILM FEST 2019
  • Official Selection Afrika Film Festival Köln 2019
  • Best Short Film  Procida Film Festival 2019
  • Official Selection Inventa un Film 2019
  • Official Selection PerSe Visioni – Art Factory 2019
  • Official Selection SediciCorto Film Festival 2019
  • Special Mention Fano International Film Festival 2019
  • Official Selection Festival du Court Metrage Mediterraneen de Tanger 2019
  • Official Selection Sulmona International Film Festival – SIFF 2019

Mohamed Hossameldin is an Italian –Egyptian director. He started his career as a camera operator at Sky and Mediaset. In 2011 he attended RUFA -Rome University of Fine Arts cinema course, and he graduated with honoursin 2014. In 2015 he directed the short movie “Sotto Terra”,selected, among other festivals, at Giffoni Film Festival and Festival del Cinema Europeo. The short film won several awards. In 2017 and 2018 he directed two short films, “Il Passo”and“Yousef”, both financed by MigrArti, a project of the Italian Ministry of Culture; they were both selected at Venice International Film Festival.“Yousef”,produced by Premiere Film and coproduced by Smile Vision, is the only italian short film selected in the international competition at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.