Bab el Shams

Yousry Nasrallah

screenings

  • Fri 07.06.2024 16:00

  • Tue 11.06.2024 19:00

Part of Cairo Cinema Days 7

In the beginning was Palestine, and the story of Younes (Orwa Nyrabia) began, known as Abou Salem, known as the Man, said to be the father of Ibrahim, fighting the English from the age of 16, still fighting, but retrenched in the Lebanon, illegal in his own country ; the story of Nahila (Rim Turki) also began, married to him when she was twelve, breast-feeding their first child, born during the villagers' exhausting trek towards the North, fleeing their burning homes, Nahila whom he met secretly in a cave in Bab El Chams, in Galilee. Again it is the story of Doctor Khalil (Bassel Khayat), abandoned by his mother in the shambles of the refugee camps, who, in Beirut, rescued Younes in a deep coma, lulling him with the tragic story of his people ; and yet again it is that of Chams (Hala Omran) whom Khalil loved and was executed by his companions in arms. Fifty years of history full of suffering, hope and love.

Year

2004

Duration

264 MIN

Language

Arabic , English, French

Screening format

DCP

Subtitles

Writers

Elias Khoury, Yousry Nasrallah, Muhammad Suwaid

Countries

France, Morocco, DENMARK, EGYPT, BELGIUM

Genre

Romance, Drama, War

Cast

Rim Turki, Orwa Nyrabia, Basel Khayyat