Winter Of Discontent to represent Egypt as foreign language Oscar submission.

Ibrahim El Batout directed the drama about the Arab Spring that premiered in the Venice Orrizonti strand in 2012.

Double Dutch International handles international sales on Winter Of Discontent and recently screened the film in Toronto.

Amr Waked stars as a political activist in the Arab Spring-themed drama and earned a best actor prize at the Dubai Film Festival for his lead role and produced through his Cairo-based production company Zad.

Waked served on this year’s Orrizonti jury last month when he told Screedaily he had received death threats following his criticism of the Muslim Brotherhood.