THE KNIGHT AND THE PRINCESS (EL Gouna Film Festival Egypt 2019)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.0|5.0 Starsììì 

The Knight and the Princess—interesting study film on Egypt’s animation offerings—uses animation that does not move with fluidity, blurs at times, and works from a story that needs a rewrite to establish coherence in thought. Much of the dialogue (English voiceovers) is mostly unintelligible and the audience will have to rely on subtitles which will add to time investment in this feature. The musical additions are dropped in odd places throughout the movie so that one does not expect music when it suddenly appears. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


A man’s desire to save people leads him to his true love. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Bashir El Deek for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Alabbas Bin Alabbas for making the film possible. Cast includes: Aiemzy, Mohamed El Dafrawy, Lekka El Khamisy, Maged El-Kidwani, Hani Eskander, Weam Essam, Mohamed Ghaneemah, and Donia Samir Ghanem. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

No. This film can be shelved for the 2003 animated film Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas or the 1992 animated film Aladdin.

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