BUKRA FIL MISHMISH (TOMORROW, WHEN THE APRICOTS BLOOM)

BUKRA FIL MISHMISH

By Tal MICHAEL

DOCUSHUK - as PROMO

Art - Culture - Completed 2019

The rise and fall of the Frenkel brothers, pioneers of Animation in Egypt and creators of Mish-Mish Effendi, the "Mickey Mouse" of the Arab world.

Festivals
& Awards

Haifa International Film Festival 2019
Feature Documentaries
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival 2019
Special Mention
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Animation, Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, HEBREW, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tal MICHAEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Tal MICHAEL, Avi COHEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Hillel ROSMAN (Cassis Productions), Yael ABECASSIS (Cassis Productions), Serge LALOU (LES FILMS D'ICI)
    • Synopsis
    • Shortly after the death of his unique uncles, Didier Frenkel descends to the basement of their shared home and finds a treasure: an ancient animated archive from Egypt starring Mish-Mish Effendi, the Arabic equivalent of Mickey Mouse. His uncles have kept this surprising chapter in their lives under cover.
      Didier begins restoring the films and unveils the story of the rise and fall of these pioneers of Arab animation: Three young filmmakers who disappeared overnight from Egypt when the State of Israel was established. Surprisingly, Didier’s mother strongly opposes the project.