Screen can exclusively reveal the first trailer for Omar El Zohairy’s Feathers, which plays in the Critics’ Week sidebar at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (July 6-17).

Feathers follows an Egyptian wife and mother whose life is reinvented when a magician accidentally turns her authoritarian husband into a chicken.

The project is El Zohairy’s feature directing debut after working as an assistant director for the likes of Youssef Chahine and Yousry Nasrallah, and was awarded the Baumi Development Award at Marrakech’s 2020 Atlas Workshops with further development at TorinoFilmLab and Cannes Cinefondation.

Heretic is handling world sales.

Juliette Lepoutre and Pierre Menahem produce for France’s Still Moving with co-producers Film Clinic (Egypt), Kepler Film (Netherlands) and Heretic (Greece).