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Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story

إحكي يا شهرزاد | Ehky ya Scheherazade

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Directed by Yousry Nasrallah
Egypt, 2009
Drama
      Arabic
      English

Synopsis

When her husband asks her to tone down the subversive political rhetoric on her program, Egyptian talk show host Hebba draws even more heat by beginning a series that explores the experience of women in contemporary Egypt.

Our take

Egyptian auteur Yousry Nasrallah brilliantly updates the Arabian Nights for our era of televised politics and women’s rights. Three love stories delving into gender struggles are cleverly interwoven with a talk show hostess’s crisis, in a stylish and savvy, deeply engaged neo-melodrama.

Synopsis

When her husband asks her to tone down the subversive political rhetoric on her program, Egyptian talk show host Hebba draws even more heat by beginning a series that explores the experience of women in contemporary Egypt.

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Scheherazade, Tell Me a StoryDirected byYousry Nasrallah
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Venice Film Festival
2009 | Winner: Lina Mangiacapre Award

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