Cinema Film Detail:
Summer Thefts (Sarikat Sayfeyah)
Monday 22 October, 9.00 p.m.
Tuesday 23 October, 6.30 p.m.
Set in the summer of 1961 during Nasser's land reforms, Summer Thefts is the story of a childhood friendship between the son of a bourgeois landowner and the son of an Egyptian peasant. Their relationship intensifies in adulthood, but the two are separated as one becomes a journalist in Beirut during the 1982 Israeli invasion and the other leaves for Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war. Nasrallah's Summer Thefts is one of the first films to examine the effects this period had on both the bourgeoisie and the peasants of Egypt during this turbulent time.
Festivals and Awards
Cannes 1988 - Directors’ Fortnight
Written & Directed by: Yousry Nasrallah
Cinematography: Ramses Marzouk
Editing: Rahma Montasser
Music: Omar Khayrat
Producer: Marianne Khoury
Cast: Abla Kamel, Menha Batraouy, Chawky Chamekh, Mona Zakareya, Ahmad Mohamad Ahmad, Lili Bellenis, Chohdi Srour, Hassan El Geretly
Scene from "Summer Thefts/Sarikat Sayfeya"