Before the Summer Crowds

2015/Color/90 mins/ Egypt




Category Cinema International
Director Mohamed Khan
Producer Wael Omar, Mohammed Hefzy, Hani Osama
Screenplay Ghada Shahbander
Cinematography Victor Credi
Editor Dina Farouk
Music Layal Watfeh
Set Hend Haider
Costume Null
Cast Maged el Kedwany(Dr Yehia), Hana Shiha, Ahmed Dawood, Lana Mushtaq(Magda), Hany el Metennawy
Production Company Null
World Sales MAD Solutions
Festival/Awards Dubai 2015, Luxor African Film Festival 2016

The film is a story set during the summer-time revolving around curious neighbours and voyeuristic tendencies. The characters are typically symbolic of the bourgeoisie that swarms the north coast, throughout the Egyptian summer. Dr Yehia and wife Magda, an estranged couple, arrives at their summer shack weeks before the seasonal crowds. Enter Hala, their neighbour, a professional translator and a recently divorced mother of two. The pre-summer holiday they all hoped for turns out to be yet another backdrop for the same frustrations as the drama unfolds.

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