Time Laughs Back at You Like a Sunken Ship

  • Time Laughs Back at You Like a Sunken Ship
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2012
Format : Short
Running time : 9 (in minutes)

Basim Magdy's wide range of work extends from painting to filmmaking and photography. He blends fiction with reality by manipulating how images are read or by disrupting the logical narrative.

The film is about our understanding of time, how we construct our memories, and considers how these subtly unfold and fade into each other. This quiet paean exists without narration, and is accompanied by a delicately composed soundtrack by Magdy.

Egypt, 2012, Super 8 film transferred to HD video. 9 min. 31 sec.

Director: Basim Magdy
Scenario: Basim Magdy
Photography: Basim Magdy
Editor: Basim Magdy
Production design: Basim Magdy
Sound design: Basim Magdy
Music : Basim Magdy

Length: 9'
Film format: DCP

Producer: Basim Magdy
Sales: Basim Magdy
Print source: Basim Magdy

2013 | 42nd IFFR - Festival International du Fllm de Rotterdam
* Selection - Spectrum Shorts
* European premiere


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