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The Grand Night
The Grand Night is a modern adaptation of "El Leila El Kebira," an iconic 60s Egyptian operetta portraying a traditional folkloric festival, El-Moulid.
Stories shape who we are from a young age. They transcend through generations offering lessons and morals that we hold on to. Maybe that is why we are not only attached to those stories but to those who tell them too. The Grand Night talks about a 10-year-old Laila who struggles with the idea that she might one day lose her grandfather, her partner-in-crime storyteller. Her grief and fears pushed her to embark on adventures inside the Land of Tales to learn about identity and how to be at peace with life's fates.The Grand Night is a modern adaptation of "El Leila El Kebira," an iconic 60s Egyptian operetta portraying a traditional folkloric festival, El-Moulid. Filled with the same colorful electric lights, traditional dances, special candy bars, and family gatherings, The Grand Night revives the nostalgic characters, songs, and original plot of the operetta while twisting it a little to adopt the film's central storyline.The main vision behind this Giraffics' production is to explore more of our Egyptian identity and represent Egyptian culture and folklore in the animation industry. "The Grand Night" got selected for Annecy MIFA Pitches in 2022 and it's currently in development stage with Triggerfish Animation Studio as a co-producer.