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Eye of the Sun

Film
Film
Original Title (If different): 
Ein Shams
Language: 
Arabic
Other languages or subtitles: 
English
Production country: 
Egypt
Running time (In minutes): 
90
Theme: 
Arabic Films
Category/Format: 
Independant
Production year: 
January, 2008
Film Credits
Film director: 
Ibrahim El Batout
Screenplay: 
Ibrahim El Batout-Tamer Saeid
Editing: 
Ahmad Abdalla
Film photographer: 
Hisham Farouk
Music: 
Amir Khalaf
Costume: 
Shimaa Aziz
Cast 1: 
Hanan Yousef
Cast 2: 
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Cast 3: 
Ramadan Khater
Film synopsis: 
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 neighbourhoods. Through the eyes of Shams, an eleven year old girl inhabitant of this neighbourhood, the film captures the sadness and magic that envelops everyday life in Egypt. In a series of heart-rending 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.
Budget
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $1 Million
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
35 mm
Format Ratio: 
1:1.85
Film Sound: 
Mono
Video master available ?: 
Yes
Video Type: 
DigiBeta
Number of reels: 
5
Film distribution
Theatre: 
Already Secured
TV: 
Open
Video: 
Open
International: 
Open
Internet: 
Open
Sales/distribution name: 
Sherif Mandour
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About eye_sun

Mandour Sherif
(Film House Egypt)

Heliopolis's Synopsis:

 The name in Arabic: Masr El Gedida is a pun, because, as mentioned above, it can be translated into: “New Egypt” and that's what the whole film is about: it tracks the story of five modern Egyptian youths in the course of one night. They are all spending their afternoon/ evening struggling to achieve something before the day ends, and they all fail to make any achievements. All their day's work ends up without being done, but with a vague promise to have it done the next day. This makes all the main characters do - for the next day - almost the same things they did during the day we're shedding light on in this film.

Eye of the Sun's Synopsis:

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 neighbourhoods. Through the eyes of Shams, an eleven year old girl inhabitant of this neighbourhood, the film captures the sadness and magic that envelops everyday life in Egypt. In a series of heart-rending 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.


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