Production info

The Treasure: Truth and Imagination 1
الكنز - الحقيقة والخيال
Egypt, 2017

Mohammed Ramadan, Mohammed Saad, Hind Sabri, Ahmed Rizk
Directed by Sharif Arafah

  

Before making a decision about selling all his family’s possessions in Egypt, Hasan Bishr receives a video message from his late father. It encoures him to review the history of his family and of Egypt by reading an ancient papyrus from the time of queen Hatshepsut, a manuscript from the time of the Ottoman Empire, and the personal stories of his father from the time of king Farouk. They all share a theme of corruption by high officials and religion clergy. But evil and greatness have always coexisted, and in the end Hasan will discover that Egypt is a treasure he should care about.

First of a two part movie cycle.


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