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Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story
[Ehky ya Scheherazade]
Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story

Feature Film

Yousry Nasrallah


134 minutes

Produced by:
Abou Ali Kamel

Written by:
Wahid Hamed

Edited by:
Mona Rabie

Arabic with English subtitles
    Winner! Best Screenplay
- Brussels International Independent Film Festival

Winner! Lina Mangiacapre Award
- Venice Film Festival

"An urgent political statement that's also funny, sexy entertainment."
- Chicago Reader

"Lively, swift, vibrantly colorful... the film is slyly aware
of the daytime talk show as a vehicle for women's concerns."
- New York Times

Karim and Hebba are a young, loving married couple who both have great careers. Karim is about to be appointed editor-in-chief at the top governmental newspaper, while Hebba is host of a popular TV talk show at an independent network that explores controversial political topics in Egyptian society. When officials inform Karim that his promotion is dependent on his wife avoiding political material on her show, Karim persuades Hebba to present features about "ordinary" people instead. But when Hebba begins airing shows about the lives of everyday Egyptian women, her new programming causes even more of an uproar with authorities than before!

2-DVD Set Bonus Films:
Fallen Angels Paradise
(Egypt, 2000, dir. Oussama Fawzi, 79 minutes)

Rotating Square
(Egypt, 2002, dir. Ahmed Hassouna, 14 minutes)

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This film is available from AFD for public screenings and television broadcast. For information regarding rental rates and formats, please contact [email protected] for institutional/non-theatrical screenings, or [email protected] for theatrical, festival, television, or other bookings.

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