IQMF: Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day? (Opening Film)
“Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day?” is a contemporary queer musical taking Arab folktales as its formal reference, and Egyptian pop music as its primary sonic material. It is based on the filmmaker’s personal love diary and told in the form of a “One Thousand and One Nights” tale, where stories playfully unfold through conversations between Scheherazade, a narrator who never comes into view and ghosts of former lovers.
Featuring a discussion with Shawky & Ahmed El Gendy.
This film is part of our program International Queer & Migrant Film Festival.