Shall I Compare You To A Summer's Day?

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Shall I Compare You To A Summer's Day?

Pop clichés are twisted when two men encounter a polyamorous chorus of lovers in this sensual treatise on gay love in all its forms. Based on the diary of the director’s sexual adventures, enacted in the form of a serial narrative ala the folk tales of “One Thousand and One Nights” and Shakespeare’s lyrical poem of the same name, Hassan’s film, infused with intoxicating and pulsating Egyptian pop music, offers a rare, poetic peek into Egyptian gay life. Spinning their tales with a gamut of emotions, like a bevy of male Scheherazade’s, Hassan sweeps up the audience in his exhilarating, passionate, and unique vision. The result is an irresistible visual sonnet to love.

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2828 N Clark, Chicago, IL