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Eye of the Sun
(Ein Shams)

by Ibrahim EL BATOUT

Ein Shams picture

From once being the capital of Egypt during the Pharaonic era and a sacred location marked by the visit of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, Ein Shams has become one of Cairo’s poorest and most neglected neighborhoods. Through the eyes of Shams, an eleven-year-old girl inhabitant of this neighborhood, the film captures the sadness and magic that envelops everyday life in Egypt. In a series of heartrending events, the diverse characters of the film showcase the intricacies of Egypt’s political system and social structure, and give a glimpse into the grievances of the Middle East region and the complex relationships of its nations.

  • Titre français
    Eye of the Sun
  • Original title
    Ein Shams
  • Scénario
    Tamer El Said, Ibrahim El Batout
  • Photo
    Hesham Farouk Ibrahim
  • Montage
    Ahmed Abdala
  • Son
    Mohab Mostafa Ezz
  • Musique
    Amir Khalaf
  • Interprétation
    Hanan Youssef, Boutros Boutros Ghaly, Ramadan Khater, Hanan Adel, Samar Abdelwahab, Mariam Abodouma
  • Production
    Sherif Mandour
  • Sous-titrage

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