2022 Outfest LA LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Shall I Compare You to a Summer's Day?

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Available July 22, 2022 3:00 PM UTC
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In this queer contemporary musical from Egyptian director Mohammad Shawky Hassan, soft speaking voices, and a dreamlike soundscape of Egyptian pop music pull you in. Based on a diary of the filmmaker’s personal love stories, and told in the form of a tale from One Thousand and One Nights, Hassan’s film gives us a glimpse into the sensual experiences of gay Egyptian men. Telling their stories with humor, tenderness, and wit, the power of prose commands attention and allows viewers to be completely swept up in Hassan’s unique vision. With gorgeous colors, handsome actors, and imaginative editing, Shall I Compare You To a Summer’s Day? is a cinematic delight.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    66 minutes
  • Language
    English, Arabic
  • Country
    Egypt, Lebanon, Germany
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Mohammad Shawky Hassan
  • Screenwriter
    Mohammad Shawky Hassan
  • Producer
    Maximilian Haslberger, Balthasar Busmann, Hesham Marold
  • Cast
    Ahmed Awadalla, Nadim Bahsoun, Hassan Dib, Ahmed El Gendy, Richard Gabriel Gersch
  • Cinematographer
    Carlos Vasquez
  • Editor
    Carine Doumit