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Perfumed with Mint

Fall Grants 2021 - Production Stage

Muhammed Hamdy / Feature Narrative / Egypt, France, Qatar / 2024 / 100 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Science Fiction


Alaa is a 30-year-old doctor. One day, he receives in his clinic a visit from Mahdy, an old friend who needs help with a strange phenomenon afflicting him—mint is sprouting out of his body. Alaa and Mahdy are without shelter. The mint smell attracts danger, chasing them throughout their deteriorating city. They are led through a series of disturbing encounters with former companions. Those who were once bonded by devotion are now estranged, faithless, and reeking of mint. Will the two friends find a way out of this nightmare, endlessly chased by memories of loss? Or will they be left out to dry, waiting and hiding in the streets where they once lived peacefully?


Muhammed Hamdy
Farès Ladjimi
Production Company
Supernova Films
Production Company
Supernova Films

About the Director

Muhammed Hamdy is an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer from Cairo. He shot and co-produced the Oscar-nominated film, ‘The Square’ (Sundance, Audience Award for World Cinema, People’s Choice Awards at TIFF 2013), ‘We Are the Giants’ (2014), ‘The Trials of Spring’ (2015), and ‘Olmo & the Seagull’ (2015), which won the Best Nordic Dox Award at CPH:DOX and Best Documentary at Rio IFF. Hamdy has shot multiple TV specials and commercials for various networks, including BBC, HBO, Hulu, and Netflix.


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    Farès Ladjimi

    supernova films

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