Archive of films The Blazing Sun / Siraa fil wadi

Egypt
1954, 116 min

Section: Tribute to Youssef Chahine
Year: 2019

A melodrama about a young agricultural engineer who falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy landowner. Chahine’s first socially-conscious work, one that openly discussed the growing rift between the decaying aristocracy and the rising working class. It also features the screen debut of Egyptian film icon Omar Sharif.


Synopsis

A melodrama about a young agricultural engineer who falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy landowner, Chahine’s sixth film in four years would become his second film to be selected for the Cannes competition. Released two years after the Egyptian revolution, traces of neo-realism are detected in Chahine’s first socially-conscious work, one that openly discussed the growing rift between the decaying aristocracy and the rising working class. It also features the screen debut of Egyptian film icon Omar Sharif.

Joseph Fahim

Contacts

Misr International Films
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Egypt
Tel: +20 122 2117478
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About the film

Black & white, DCP

Section: Tribute to Youssef Chahine
   
Director: Youssef Chahine
Screenplay: Aly El Zorkany, Helmy Halim
Dir. of Photography: Ahmed Khorsheid
Music: Fouad El Zahery
Editor: Kamal Abou Al Ela
Art Director: Maher Abdel Nour
Producer: Gabriel Telhamy
Production: Gabriel Telhamy
Cast: Faten Hamama, Omar Sharif, Farid Chawky, Abdel Waress Asr, Hamdy Ghiess
Sales: Misr International Films

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Marianne Khoury

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