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Once Upon a Time In Egypt. The Heritage of the Pharaohs

Once Upon a Time In Egypt. The Heritage of the Pharaohs

An original documentary series

This 5-episode miniseries tells the story of Ancient Egypt seen through the eyes of the Ancient Egyptians.
It does so by re-adapting myths, stories and legends from the literary heritage of the people of the Nile. Compelling stories that take shape on 6k footage showing the most important, spectacular sites in Ancient Egypt.
This cinematic material is combined with ultra-high-resolution photographs of paintings, engravings and jewellery which, by using 2D and 3D animation techniques, will create the highly evocative ‘illustrated pages’ of a narrative journey that puts the viewer in direct contact with the imagination of the Egyptians and their way of looking at the world.

Episodes

  1. Inventing the world

  2. The River of Eternity

  3. A Woman in Power

  4. The structure of the Egyptian world

  5. The Great Beyond

Locations

Abu Simbel Temple, Abydos Temple, Saqqara Pyramid of Unas, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Ramesseum, Valley of the Kings, Western Valley, Dashur, Dendera, Siwa Oasis, Aswan, Philae Temple, Edfu Temple, Valley of the Queens, Tomb of Nefertari, Pyramids of Giza

The strong points of this series: voices, images

  • 6k filmed footage of the most spectacular sites in Ancient Egypt

  • A huge corpus of ultra-high resolution photographs, using 2D and 3D animation techniques, to create ultra-high resolution “illustrated pages”.

  • Executive production entrusted to Sandro Vannini, “the photographer of the pharaohs”, who has accumulated a wealth of high-resolution photographs that is unique in the world. His company is specialised in the creation of immersive exhibitions such as Tutankhamun Real Experience.

  • completely new kind of storytelling, that gives voice to ancient texts, papyruses, hieroglyphics, and the stories behind the paintings that hand down the legacy of an extraordinary people.


DIRECTED BY:
Ernesto Pagano (Napolislam, Vita di Marzouk, Mille et Une Egyptes series)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION:
Sandro Vannini (The photographer of the pharaohs, who has accumulated a wealth of high-resolution photographs that is unique in the world)
FEATURING:
Salima Ikram, Prof. of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo Miroslav Bárta, Prof. Dr. Miroslav Bárta, Czech Institute of Egyptology - Director of the Abusir project and vice rector of the Charles University
NARRATED BY:
Manuel Agnelli
SOUNDTRACK:
Remo Anzovino
PRODUCED BY:
Laboratoriorosso, Nexo Digital
LANGUAGES:
English
RUNNING TIME:
5X45 MIN
FORMAT:
4K
RELEASE DATE:
fall 2022