Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2009
Femmes du Caire (Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story)
Yousry Nasrallah
Titre anglais : Scheherazade, tell me a story
Date de sortie en France : 07/04/2010
Pays concerné : Égypte
Réalisateur(s) : Yousry Nasrallah
Avec : Mahmoud Hemeida, Mona Zaki, Hassan El Raddad, Sawsan Badr, Rihab El Gamal, Nesrine Amin, Nahed El Sebaï, Mohamed Ramadan (actor), Sanaa Akroud, Waheed Hamed, Fatma Nasser
Durée : 135
Genre : drame
Type : fiction

Français

Le Caire, aujourd’hui. Hebba, mariée à Karim, anime un talk-show politique nocturne sur Sun Tv. Ce dernier ambitionne une promotion en tant que rédacteur en chef de la presse affiliée au gouvernement. On lui fait clairement entendre que les compromissions de sa femme avec des opinions proches de l’opposition sont défavorablement perçues et remettent en cause sa nomination. Promettant une certaine modération sur le terrain politique, Hebba accueille désormais dans son émission des faits divers féminins. Les femmes viennent s’y raconter…

Egypte – 2009 – 35 mm – 1.85 – 2h15 – Couleur – Dolby SR/DIGITAL

de Yousry Nasrallah

Liste artistique
Mona Zakki (Hebba)
Mahmoud Hemeida (Adham)
Hassan El Raddad (Karim)
Sawsan Badr (Amany)
Rihab El Gamal (Safaa)
Nesrine Amin (Wafaa)
Nahed El Sebaï (Hanaa)
Mohamed Ramadan (Saïd)
Sanaa Akroud (Nahed)
Hussein El Imam (Ahmed)

Réalisateur : Yousry Nasrallah
Scénario : Waheed Hamed
Image : Samir Bahsan
Montage : Mona Rabi
Musique : Tamer Karawan
Directeur artistique : Mohamed Atteya
Costume : Dina Nadeem
Producteur : Kamel Abou Ali
Production : Misr Cinéma
Ventes étranger : PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL
Distribution : PYRAMIDE


FESTIVALS

2009 | Festival des Trois continents de Nantes
* Prix du public

2009 | Festival de Toronto
* Sélection Officielle

2009 | Mostra de Venise 2009
* Sélection Officielle
* Hors compétition

English

Cairo, today. Hebba, a television-speaker, presents a successful political talk show on a privately owned network. Karim, her husband, is deputy editor in chief of a government-owned newspaper. His ambition is to become editor in chief. He is led to believe by the Party big shots, that his wife’s constant meddling with opposition politics could put his promotion in danger. Using his boyish charm and sexual prowess, he convinces Hebba to stay away from politics, and devote her program to social issues for which the government cannot be held responsible. She starts a series of talk shows around issues involving women. She listens to the stories of resilient, strong women, who, like Scheherazade in « A Thousand and One Nights », tell their stories to stay alive. Hebba knows, of course, that women’s issues are political. But she could not imagine up to which extent. Gradually, she finds herself walking in a minefield of abuse, sexual, religious, social and political repression that lead to the break-up of her marriage. From storyteller, Hebba herself becomes a story.

EGYPT
2009, 35mm, colour, 135′
Version: Arabic, Egyptian – Sub: Ita

Director: Yousry Nasrallah
Screenplay: Waheed Hamed
Cinematography: Samir Bahsan
Editing: Mona Rabi
Music: Tamer Karawan
Sound: Ahmed Gaber
Cast: Mona Zakki, Mahmoud Hemeda, Hassan El Raddad, Sawsan Badr, Rehab El Gamal

Production:
Misr Cinema
(Giza, T +202 33386800; kamel@pickalbatros.com)

Distribution:
Pyramide International
(Paris, T +33 142960220; F +33 140200551; pricher@pyramidefilms.com; www.pyramidefilms.com)

Prizes and selections: Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia 2009 (Out of Competition; Lina Mangiacapre Award), Toronto International Film Festival 2009 (Special Presentations), MedFilm Festival, Roma, 2009 (Le Regard des Autres)


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Ritratto di un paese spaccato, con un occhio di riguardo per le donne e il loro ruolo sociale. Il Cairo, oggi. Hebba, commentatrice televisiva, conduce un talk show politico di successo su un’emittente privata. Karim, suo marito, è vice caporedattore di un quotidiano di proprietà del governo e ambisce a diventare redattore capo. Alcuni alti esponenti del Partito lo inducono a credere che le costanti ingerenze di sua moglie nelle scelte politiche dell’opposizione possano compromettere la sua promozione. Sfruttando il suo fascino giovanile e la sua virilità, Karim convince Hebba ad allontanarsi dalla politica e a dedicare il suo programma a tematiche sociali per le quali il governo non possa essere ritenuto responsabile. Per il suo talk show, Hebba inaugura una serie di puntate su temi che riguardano la figura femminile e ascolta le esperienze di donne forti e tenaci che, come Shehrazade in « Le mille e una notte », raccontano le loro storie per non morire. Hebba sa che i problemi delle donne sono problemi politici, ma non può immaginare fino a che punto. E a poco a poco, si ritrova a girovagare in un campo minato di abusi e violenze e di repressione sessuale, religiosa, sociale e politica che la conduce verso la rottura con suo marito. E da narratrice, Hebba stessa diventa la protagonista di una storia.

EGYPT
2009, 35mm, colour, 135′
Vers: Arabo, Egiziano – Sub: Ita

Regia: Yousry Nasrallah
Sceneggiatura: Waheed Hamed
Fotografia: Samir Bahsan
Montaggio: Mona Rabi
Musiche: Tamer Karawan
Suono: Ahmed Gaber
Cast: Mona Zakki, Mahmoud Hemeda, Hassan El Raddad, Sawsan Badr, Rehab El Gamal

Produzione: Misr Cinema (Giza)
Distribuzione: Pyramide International (Paris)

Premi e selezioni:
Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia 2009 (Out of Competition; Lina Mangiacapre Award), Toronto International Film Festival 2009 (Special Presentations), MedFilm Festival, Roma, 2009 (Le Regard des Autres)