FRI, Dec. 2 @ 12:30pm - Cinepolis
SCHEHERAZADE, TELL ME A STORY
Cairo, 2009. Hebba, a television show host, presents a successful political talk show on a privately owned network. Karim, her husband, is deputy editor in chief of a government-owned newspaper with ambition to become editor in chief. He believes that his wife’s constant meddling with opposition politics could put his promotion in danger. Using his boyish charm and sexual prowess, he convinces Hebba to stay away from politics, so she starts a series of talk shows around women’s issues. Hebba knows, of course, that women’s issues are political and she finds herself walking in a minefield of abuse, sexual, religious, social and political repression that increases tension in her marriage. Directed by Yousry Nasrallah, 2009, 135 min, Egypt, fiction, Arabic with English subtitle.