Summer Thefts / Sarikat Sayfeya

  • Release Date: 1988
  • Type: Featured
  • Run time: 102 Minutes
  • Directed by: Yousry Nasrallah
  • Produced by: Marianne Khoury
  • Screenplay: Yousry Nasrallah
  • Cast: Abla Kamel, Tamim Abdo, Zaki Fateen Abdel Wahab, Ahmed Mohamed, Ahmed Shohdy, Shohdy Naguib Sorour, Hany Hassan, Ihab Abdel Hakim, Menha Batrawy, Mona Zakareya, Magdy Kamel, Asmaa El Bakry, Shawky Shamekh, Seif El Deen, Hossam El Deen Aly
  • Cinematography: Ramses Marzouk
  • Art direction: Onsy Abou Seif
  • Editing: Rahma Montaser
  • Costume design: Nahed Nasrallah
  • Music: Omar Khayrat
  • Sound: Gerard Rosso, Magdy Kamel
  • Subtitles: English

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.
"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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