Heliopolis (film)

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Heliopolis
Heliopolis-Poster-small.jpg
Directed by Ahmad Abdalla
Produced by Sherif Mandour
Written by Ahmad Abdalla
Starring Khaled Abol Naga
Hanan Motwea
Hany Adel
Yosra El Lozy
Hend Sabry
Christine Solomon
Music by Amir Khalaf
Cinematography Mahmoud Lotfy
Edited by Ahmad Abdalla
Production
  company
Film House egypt
Release date(s)
  • October 3, 2009 (2009-10-03) (Vancouver)
Running time 98 minutes
Country Egypt
Language Arabic

Heliopolis is a 2009 Egyptian independent musical documentary film by Ahmad Abdalla that tells the story of a group of young people during a winter day in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis. Heliopolis is Ahmad Abdalla's debut feature film and starring Khaled Abol Naga.

Synopsis[edit]

The events of one day in the lives of a number of Cairo residents is a portrayal of unfulfilled dreams and frustrating details of life in the overpopulated Metropolis. Their paths cross and their stories overlap but they are caught up in their struggle and are oblivious to one another against the background of what used to be one of Cairo's most glamorous neighborhoods. The City's vanishing glory and fading history is documented through the characters strife to make it through one day in Heliopolis.... The one thing they all share is the knowledge that they will probably have to confront the City again and again over the following days. Most of the stories taking a place in the suburb of Heliopolis

Cast[edit]

Festivals and awards[edit]

The film was officially selected by Toronto International Film Festival in the Discovery section and later at the Vancouver International Film Festival. And it had its Arabic regional premier in the Middle East International Film Festival.

The European premier is in the official competition at the 50th edition of Thessaloniki Film Festival in Greece.

Additional festivals:

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