The Knight & The Princess
Directed and written by Bashir El Deek, 95 min, Animation/ Adventure/ Comedy, in Arabic with English subtitles, Egypt/ Saudi Arabia, 2019
Followed by a discussion with the director & screenwriter Bashir El Deek, and the producer Alabbas Bin Alabbas
Inspired by a true 7th century warrior, the plot follows young adventurer- Mohammed Bin Alkassim - with a fictional twist.
At the age of 15, he believed that anything is possible, and took it upon himself to save women and children, who were abducted by pirates in the Indian sea. This quest would lead him to a great challenge and joyful encounter. As he turns 17, he is ready to take on the tyrant king Daher. Once again he leaves his hometown Basra, Iraq, with his lifelong friend Zaid, and his mentor, Abu Alaswad, on a challenging mission to free Sind.
The film had its World Premiere at El Gouna Film Festival and was also screened at Malmo Arab Film Festival.