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Film: Shall I Compare You to a Summer's Day?

22 September 2022
Rio Cinema
107 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB, UK
£9.50, 11.50

An erotic Egyptian fantasy told through the lens of One Thousand and One Nights and Shakespeare, this experimental narrative explores the mystic dance of polyamory and gay sex. Loves confront lovers, heightening the prickly tension. Sometimes too hot and untrimmed, these broken hearts yearn in poetic verse. Pulsing through Orphic melody and the opaque neon of Club Scheherazade, this film stimulates both heart and head.

dir. Mohammed Shawky Hassan | Egypt, Lebanon, Germany 2022 | 66'

in Arabic with English subtitles

Available in the UK from TLA Releasing

CW: sex and nudity

Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

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