Production info

Faraon
Poland, 1966

Jerzy Zelnik, Barbara Brylska, Piotr Pawlowski
Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz

  

At the end of the XXth Dynasty the Egypt's might and prestige is sadly dwindling, and foreign invaders are threatening Egypt's borders. pharaoh's power has been weakened by internal power struggles and the growing wealth and influence of the temples and the high priests. Young crown prince Ramses soon finds himself in deadly conflict with the mighty priests as he tries to oppose their power.

This Polish epic (based on the 1897 acclaimed novel by Boreslaw Prus) was filmed in the Kazil Kum desert of Uzbekistan, and on location in Egypt where director Jerzy Kawalerowicz skillfully managed to use the scenery of the preserved monuments as a backdrop. Well-known egyptologist Prof. Kazimierz Michalowski and egyptian filmer Chadi Abdelsalam were advisors for this production. English title: "Pharaoh". Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Picture in 1966, though the award went to "a Man and a Woman" by Claude Lelouch. A video version of the original 180 minutes movie is only available in Polish. The English dubbed version which is available in the rest of the world is a shortened 140 minutes.


NOTICE - This website contains documentation and other information about motion pictures, television movies and episodes from television series related to ancient Egypt and Egyptology. It is intended to serve the study of ancient Egypt as a phenomenon in modern popular culture media. As such, the material is provided in the sense of specialty media fan information, solely for non-commercial, non-profit research or educational use. Though the copyright to most photographic material presented here is owned by third parties, the editor wishes to express that in line with the aforementioned use no copyright infringement is intended. For this reason the resolution of all images is limited to thumbnail size. In this respect the visitor should be aware that the use of image material from this site for purposes other than private viewing may infringe copyrights owned by others. The further copying, redistribution, or publication of any part of this site is therefore prohibited. Any concern about or objection to material placed on this site can at all times be made known to the editor and will be addressed. This website does not feature ads, does not generate profit in any way and does not use cookies.

Created and maintained by Hans van den Berg
This site is ©2000-2018 Hans van den Berg, The Netherlands. All Rights Reserved.