When anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl develops a theory that native Polynesians came originally from the Americas rather than Asia, his ideas are dismissed by the scientific community. Determined to prove that the ocean journey would be possible, Heyerdahl builds a balsawood raft, the Kon-Tiki, and sets sail with five companions from Peru to Polynesia.
Original dialogue: Norwegian, English
Subtitles: Arabic, English
Directed by: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Starring: PålSverre Hagen, Anders Bassmo Christiansen, Tobias Santelmann, GustafSkarsgaard
Running time: 118 min
Awards & Screenings:
Best Foreign Language Film - Palm Springs IFF 2013
Nominated Best Foreign Film - Academy Awards 2013
Nominated Best Foreign Film – Golden Globes 2013
Read Ahram Online's review here.
Wednesday 27 November, 6.30pm at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial
Monday 2 December, 10.30am at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial
Tuesday 3 December, 9.30pm at Plaza Cinema, Americana Plaza Mall, Sheikh Zayed
Thursday 5 December, 9.30pm at City Stars Cinema, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Nasr City
Complete programme of Panorama of the European Film
All data provided by Misr International Films - Youssef Chahine.