Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim (2016)


Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim (2016)
Ali Mizah wa Ibrahim (original title)

Ali loves a goat called Nada and Ibrahim hears voices from another world. Both young men are misunderstood and marginalized. Together, they embark on a journey that takes them around Egypt only to discover, through their strong friendship, that their ailment is in fact their strength.
IMDb  6.6 /10
Director Sherif Elbendary
Writer Ahmed Amer
Writer Ibrahim El-Batout
Release Date2017-03-01
Runtime1h 38mins
GenreDrama, Fantasy
Content Rating
Awards3 wins.
CompanyArab Fund for Arts and Culture, Arizona Films, Brot für die Welt
CountryEgypt, France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany
Salwa Mohamed Ali
Salwa Mohamed Ali
Ibrahim Ghareib
Ibrahim Ghareib
The train collector

Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim

Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim (Arabic: علي معزة وابراهيم‎, transliterated: Ali Mizah wa Ibrahim) is a 2016 Egyptian film directed by Sherif El Bendary.


Ali believes his late girlfriend's soul has been reincarnated in a goat named Nada. Ali, his goat and his friend Ibrahim embark on a journey of friendship and self-discovery across Egypt to reverse the curse.


  • Ali Subhi – Ali
  • Ahmed Magdy – Ibrahim
  • Salwa Mohamed Ali – Nousa
  • Nahed El Sebai – Sabah
  • Ibrahim Ghareib – The train collector


The film was dubbed "a weirdly likable firecracker" in a review in The Hollywood Reporter. It received a mostly positive review in the Variety. It won the award for Best feature film at the 2017 Malmö Arab Film Festival.


  • Best Feature Film, Malmö Arab Film Festival
  • Best Actor, Dubai International Film Festival