Summersaults / Sarikat Sayfeya

  • Release Date: 1988
  • Type: Feature Film
  • Run time: 102 Minutes
  • Directed by: Yousry Nasrallah
  • Produced by: Misr International Films, Egyptian Film Centre , Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Screenplay: Samir Bahzan
  • Cast: Ahmed Mohamed, Ahmed Shouhdi, Shohdi Naguib Sorour, Hani Hassan, Ihab Abdel Hakim, Menha Batraoui, Mona Zakariya, Amira Abdel Kamira, Magdi Kamel, Asma El Bakri, Tamim Abdo, Zaki Fateen, Shawki Shamekh, Seif El Din, Abla Kamel, Hossam El Din Ali
  • Cinematographer: Ramsis Marzouk
  • Editing: Rahma Montaser
  • Music: Omar Khayrat
  • Sound: Jerard Rosso, Magdi Kamel
  • Subtitles: English
  • Scenario: Yousri Nasrallah

In this family chronicle comedy and tragedy, life and death flow by as inevitably as the river beside which the clan lives. It is a society in which everything and nothing changes. At the center of it all is the troubled, passionate, touching friendship of two boys from different classes, growing from childhood to an adult life that separates their ways. "The Tower of Babel lunches, the anguish of the 'adults' while listening to Nasser's speech on July 26... and above all: desire. It is all true," says Nasrallah. "The large house where we spent our summer holidays is now just a pile of dust.... And even the donkeys have disappeared. Summersaults were born of my return to a country that I had not seen for 20 years."

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