Fiche Film
LONG Métrage | 2007
Appartement d’Héliopolis (L’) | (Fi Shaqit Masr al-Gadidah)
Titre original : Fi Shaqit Masr al-Gadidah
Pays concerné : Égypte
Durée : 118 minutes
Genre : drame
Type : fiction


Par le biais de sa passion pour la musique, Nagwa traverse les restrictions de son éducation corsetée et suit son coeur en partant à la recherche de son ancien professeur de musique et affirme sa croyance à l’amour vraie.

Sont exposés dans ce film la culture, les visions et les individus qui caractérisent autant l’Egypte moderne – surtout dans la sophistication urbaine du Caire – que les croyances traditionnelles de la Haute Egypte. Aux côtés de Khaled Abul-Naga et Ghada Adel dans les rôles principaux, les vétérans Youssef Dawood, Ahmed Rateb et Aida Riad excellent dans les rôles secondaires.

de Mohamed Khan. Egypte, 2007, 1h58 min, 35mm


In the Heliopolis Flat
In the Heliopolis Flat is a true romance, filled with longing, lust and a sincere belief in the possibility that dreams of youth can inspire strength, confidence and beauty in the future. Through her passion for music, Nagwa overcomes the restrictions of her upbringing and follows her heart on a quest to find her childhood music teacher and affirm her belief in true love.

Nagwa, the romantic music teacher from Upper Egypt, travels to Cairo for a one day school trip and takes the chance to search for her former teacher, Miss Tahany. Their relationship has lasted for 13 whole years through letters and calls and suddenly it has stopped.

Nagwa goes to Miss Tahany’s address in Heliopolis to find a new tenant, Yehia, the stock broker, instead of her teacher. Yehia tells her that Miss Tahany has disappeared over a year ago.

Nagwa tries to join her colleagues and students to go back to El-Menya but she misses the train. A taxi driver helps her to spend the night in a girls’ dormitory. The following day, She looks again for Miss Tahany and asks to search in her old belongings (In the Heliopolis Flat) perhaps she could find a clue of her whereabouts.

Nagwa and Yehia meet again. At first, Yehia sees Nagwa as a weird person who he can’t stand especially after breaking his mobile, the matter that has led to a disaster at his work. Moreover, his girlfriend asks him to marry her.

At the end, Nagwa and Yehia find something in common between them and before they depart, they realize that they are in love.

Written by: Wessam Suleiman
Directed by: Mohamed Khan
Starring by: Ghada Adel – Khaled Abou El-Nagha

Acclaimed director Mohamed Khan delivers a timeless story, infused with the culture, sights and characters of modern-day Egypt-from the urban sophistication of Cairo to the traditional beliefs of rural Upper Egypt. In addition to Khaled Abul-Naga and Ghada Adel delivering distinctive performances in the lead roles, veterans Youssef Dawood, Ahmed Rateb and Aida Riad cast in secondary roles are remarkable.

by Mohamed Khan. Egypt, 2007, 1h58 min, 35mm

Cast: Ghada Adel, Khaled Abol Naga, Marwa Hussein, Aida Riad, Ahmed Rateb, Youssef Dawoud
Writer: Wessam Soliman
Producers: Egyptian Media-City Production, Cinema Sector
Cinematographer: Nancey Abdelfattah
Editor: Dina Farouk
Sound: Rafat Samir
Music: Tamer Karawan

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The Egyptian Film Center
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