Once upon a time there were love stories, as told by Scheherazade, Shakespeare, or pop culture songs. But when a group of gay men begins to narrate and stage their own versions of love tales, the same story unravels into several other stories. In this alternative fable to heteronormative romance, with images as irreverent as they are saturated with desire, Egyptian director Hassan turns his first feature film into a playful and bold queer experiment. (C. M.)
Mohammad Shawky Hassan
Mohammad Shawky Hassan is an Egyptian filmmaker and video artist living and working in Berlin since January 2019. In 2015, his film "And On A Different Note" premiered at the Forum section at the Berlin Film Festival, and was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York as part of its permanent collection.