ZELAL

By Marianne KHOURY, Mustapha HASNAOUI

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Documentary - Completed 2010

ZELAL is an invitation to probe into one of Egypt's least-exposed areas: the world of psychiatry and "madness".

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La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2010
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    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marianne KHOURY, Mustapha HASNAOUI
    • Writer(s)
    • Marianne KHOURY, Mustapha HASNAOUI
    • Producer(s)
    • Muriel MERLIN (3B Productions), Youssef CHAHINE (Misr International Films)
    • Synopsis
    • A journey into the enclosed world of two of Cairo's mental hospitals, ZELAL draws us into the day-to-day life of "ordinary" madmen and women. The film lays bare the shattered humanity of people abandoned without hope, left to stumble about in the backwash of life’s misfortunes. In the process, the viewer confronts his own demons, with the disturbing realization that the mentally ill are actually extensions of society’s madness.
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