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Ein Shams

Egypt, 2008
Starring: Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Ramadan Khater, Hanan Youssef
Directed by: Ibrahim Batout
Language: Arabic with English Subtitle
Awards and Festivals: Won the Golden Bull in Taormina Film festival 2008
Won Golden Hawk in Rotterdam Film Festival, 2008

Setting the film in Ein Shams, built on the ruins of the ancient city of Heliopolis, provides El-Batout with an opportunity to contrast the reality of life for many in today's Egypt with the faded glory of the ancient past, while at the same time dealing with many of today's problems, including political apathy and corruption.