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Eye of the Sun

Original title
Ein Shams
Year
Running time
90 min.
Country
Egypt Egypt
Director
Screenwriter
Ibrahim El-Batout, Tamer El Said
Music
Amir Khalaf
Cinematography
Hesham Farouk Ibrahim
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Egypt-Morocco; Ein Shams Films
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
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 who lives in 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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