A FOOTNOTE IN BALLET HISTORY ?

By Hisham ABDEL KHALEK

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Biography - Completed 2016

The establishment of the art of classical ballet in Egypt under the auspices of the state during the Cold War is at the heart of an extraordinary saga, narrated here by its first pioneers.

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& Awards

Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes 2016
Official Competition
Dhaka International Film Festival 2016
Cinema of the World
Cairo International Film Festival 2016
International Panorama
Luxor African Film Festival 2017
Official Section Out of Competition
Alexandria Short Film Festival 2017
Special Section
Sunlight International Film Festival 2017
Official Competition
Archaeology Channel International Film Festival 2017
Official Competition
Mawassem du cinéma arabe 2017
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Biography, Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, USA, EGYPT, SAUDI ARABIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 118 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hisham ABDEL KHALEK
    • Writer(s)
    • Hisham ABDEL KHALEK
    • Producer(s)
    • Olivier DELESSE (SO FREAKANTASTIK), Hisham ABDEL KHALEK (H & O Productions LLC), Saad BIN MOHAMMED, Wanny YAZAN
    • Synopsis

    • The establishment of the art of classical ballet in Egypt under the auspices of the state during the Cold War is at the heart of an extraordinary saga, narrated here by its first pioneers. Prima ballerina Magda Saleh and fellow dancers recall the founding of the first national ballet school, staffed with Soviet teachers - the early triumphs, collapse and renewed hopes over five decades.
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