A dramedy about illness, intimacy and death sparkles with the lighthearted touch of Director Ayten Amin. Hussein, played by Khaled abol Naga, is a terminally ill, yet charming architect who... See full summary »
In the middle of his own heart surgery, an Egyptian filmmaker remembers his life. In fact his old self, as a child, is accused of attempted murder of his new self. Through the metaphoric ... See full summary »
Those who have fully enjoyed their bodies cannot be submissive. And those who never have? Can they survive the slavery of solitude and impotent acceptance of what they can't change or ... See full summary »
Khaled returns from USA to his mother's funeral at his hometown: Alexandria, Egypt. He decides to make it a fresh new start even if it meant mending his first love story yet it proved a ... See full summary »
Khaled Abol Naga,
Yousra El Lozy
In one of the most extraordinary nights in the history of Egypt, the prisons were suddenly opened, leaving thousands of prisoners wandering the desert. Among them was one man trying to find... See full summary »
This film is an exploration of what happens to places in general, and people in particular, once the menfolk abandon an Egyptian village to investigate the greener-grass on the proverbial '... See full summary »
A story about a police officer who ws assigned to a secret mission to get insreted as a drug dealer in the dealers society , with a lisence to kill, deal, and do everything and send reports... See full summary »
a unique and sensitive description of nasserite egypt.
Nasrallah's "Sarikat Sayfeyah" (Summer Thefts) is the only "non-ideological" film on nasserism in Egypt. The story of Yasser, the young son of a landowner family is set in the country-side in 1961. Nasser proclaims his land reform and "socialist" laws, and Yasser's family describes president Nasser as a thief. On the other hand, Nasser's definition of big landowners and capitalists is that they are thieves. To complicate it all, Leil, Yasser's best friend is a peasant boy whom he has to see secretly. Yasser's parents are about to divorce, and his mother is asking him to live with his father, since she doesn't have enough money to raise him herself. Like Robin Hood, he decides, together with Leil, to steal from the rich and give to the poor. The loot will go to finance his stay with his mother. They get caught, and it is Leil who is sent to prison.
Twenty years later, Yasser comes back to try and make up with Leil. Leil, like many peasants in the eighties, is about to emigrate to Iraq. Socialism has fallen apart in Egypt, and the land-reform has made the traditional land-owners richer and the peasantry poorer. Nasrallah's depiction of the country-side, family life, friendship and love is sensual, and deeply felt. His directorial debut is sometimes clumsy, but always very beautiful to look at and always honest
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