"2050 Hesar Gohanam'' poster - File.
CAIRO – 15 September 2019: For the first time ever, Egypt will produce a three-dimensional sci-fi film entitled "2050 Hesar Gohanam" (2050 Hell Seige).The sci-fi production will star famed Tunisian star Dorra Zarrouk, and Egyptian star Hassan el-Raddad.
"2050 Hesar Gohanam"will be supported by American production companies andwill be directed by Mohamed el-Komy.
The movie will feature real aircrafts, standout visuals, villain robots and artificial intelligence,which is a completely new genre in the Egyptian cinema.
"2050 Hesar Gohanam"events will occur in a futuristic deserted Mediterranean city.
Moreover, the first-ever animated Egyptian feature film, "Al-Amira Wel Fares", (The Knight and the Prince) will have its premiere at the Gouna Film Festival.
Inspired by a real seventh century Arab warrior, the plot follows young adventurer Mohammed Bin Al-kassim with a fictional twist.
At the young age of 15, he believed that anything was possible, and he took it upon himself to save women and children abducted by pirates in the Indian sea.
As he turned 17, Mohammed Bin Al-kassim was ready to take on the tyrant king Daher. He left his Iraqi hometown Basra with his lifelong friend,Zaid, and his mentor,AbulAswad, fora challenging adventure to free Sind.
The film delves into the exciting experiences that helped shape the great leader he would later become.
Written and directed by Bashir el-Deek, the film features the voices of a fine cast that includes Mohamed Henedy, Donia Samir Ghanem, Medhat Saleh, Maged el-Kedwany, Lekaael-Khamissi.
This is addition to acting legends AblaKamel, Abdel RahmanAbou Zahra, Amina Rizk and Saeed Saleh. The character designs were created by late Mustafa Hussein.
The film not only represents a significant milestone for the Arab film industry, but also helps it take crucial steps towards expanding its horizons through a genre that embodies creativity, imagination and talent in a brand new light in the region,” commented Intishalal-Tamimi, director of El Gouna Film Festival on the festival's official website.
“We are happy to screen 'The Knight & The Princess' at the 3rd edition of GFF. It will surely add value to our lineup, as it not only pioneers in tackling a genre that has been difficult to produce in the Egyptian and Arab film industry, but also marks the comeback of writer and director Bashir el-Deek, one of the most celebrated filmmakers of the Egyptian neo-realism,” stated Amir Ramses, artistic director of the festival.
“Making this film was a huge challenge. We started this project 20 years ago and faced production hurdles along the way.
Yet, we did not allow them to diminish our enthusiasm. We continued to work on the film and made it our mission to prove that we have what it takes to create an Arab animated film without depending on foreign expertise,” said Abbas Bin El-Abbas, film producer.
“We are delighted to premiere our film at GFF, which we consider as one of the most prominent rising film festivals in the region.
And we hope that this step will facilitate the distribution process of the film later on, since we may encounter similar obstacles that other independent films face in general,” he added.
Another highly-anticipated movie is "O’aletal-Osboa" (Hop-o'-My-Thumb). Written by Omar Taher and starring Mohamed Henedy, the movie will present the most advanced visual effects a Middle Eastern movie has witnessed with the helpof an international professional team of graphic designers.