The Virgin, the Copts and Me
Namir Abdel Messeeh
2012 - 85 min - HD - Couleur - France

Namir is a French filmmaker of Egyptian origin. One day he watches a videotape of the Virgin Mary’s apparition in Egypt with his mother who, like millions of other Copts, sees the Virgin on the screen while he sees nothing. Skeptical, Namir travels back to Egypt, to make a film about the bizarre occurrence of these apparitions.

Author-Director : Namir Abdel Messeeh
Author : Anne Paschetta
Author : Nathalie Najem
Photography : Nicolas Duchêne
Sound : Julien Sicart
Editing : Sébastien de Sainte Croix
Original Music : Vincent Segal
Delegate Producer : Oweda Films


Distributor : SSD (Sophie Dulac distribution)
Distributor : Doc & Film International
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
DVD Editing : Arte vidéo
VOD : Universciné


2012 - Visions du réel, Nyon (Suisse) : Audience Award of the City of Nyon for the best film of État d’Esprit section
2012 - ACID (Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa Diffusion), Cannes (France) : Programmation ACID 2012