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Shall I Compare You To A Summer’s Day?

2022 | 66’ | Essay Film

Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day? is a contemporary queer musical taking Arab folktales as its formal reference, and Egyptian pop music as its primary sonic material. It is based on the filmmaker’s personal love diary and told in the form of a One Thousand and One Nights tale, where stories playfully unfold through conversations between Scheherazade, a narrator who never comes into view, and ghosts of former lovers.

Mohammad Shawky Hassan is an Egyptian filmmaker and video artist living and working in Berlin since January 2019. His last film And on a Different Note premiered at the Berlinale – Forum Expanded, and was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York as part of its permanent collection.

DIRECTOR:
Mohammad Shawky Hassan

COUNTRY:
Egypt, Lebanon ,Germany

LANGUAGE:
Arabic with English Subtitles

UK PREMIERE

SCREENINGS

LONDON – BARBICAN
FRI 15 JUL + Q&A  18:00

GLASGOW – CCA
SAT 16 JUL + Q&A  18:00

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