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The Blue Elephant Releases in Theatres across Egypt during Eid Al-Fitr

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An Adaptation of the Best Selling Novel that Received the Booker Prize 2012 Shortlist

The Blue Elephant Releases in Theatres across Egypt during Eid Al-Fitr


The Blue Elephant screens in Egyptian theatres on the eve of Eid Al-Fitr at 10:00 pm (Cairo Time), opening Eid Al- Fitr season.

Directed by Marwan Hamed, The Blue Elephant is a cinematic adaptation of Ahmed Morad's celebrated best seller of the same name which was released in 2012 and received the Man Booker Prize 2012 shortlist.

The film follows Yehia who returns to work in Al Abasyia Psychiatric Hospital, after spending 5 years in voluntary isolation. He works in the sector which examines the mental health of perpetrators where he has the encounter of an old friend who brings back bitter memories that he tried hard to forget, which turns his life upside down. Attempting to unravel the mysteries of his friend, Yehia embarks on a journey exploring his inner self, or the shattered remnants of it.

Starring Kareem Abdel Aziz, Khaled El-Sawy, Nelly Kareem and veteran actress Lebleba, the film is produced by Albatros Film Productions and Distribution, which was founded by Kamel Abu Ali and has successfully produced 37 films and a TV series since it was first established in 2003.

The film is also produced by Lighthouse Films, and Al Shorouk Production. Co-founded in 2007 by Marwan Hamed and Fadi Fahim, Lighthouse Films is a leading production company with a young creative zeal specialized in all parts of media production. The company produces TV content, features and short films.

The first two trailers of the film have drawn almost 1,5 million views which highlights the audience long-awaited zeal to watch the film. Based on the famous thrilling novel which is full of mysteries, Ahmed Morad wrote the script and diverted it into a cinematic screenplay.