Agence France-PresseDecember 5, 2013 22:58
Director Hany Fawzy's "Family Secrets," Egypt's first film about homosexuality, has hit a sensitive nerve with censors in this Muslim country where the topic is taboo.
"Family Secrets" (Asrar Aa'leya), written by first-timer Mohammed Abdel Qader, contains no explicitly sexual scenes.
But the censors have objected to several scenes and want them deleted, said Fawzy, himself a well-known script writer taking his first turn at directing.
The film follows Marwan (Mohammed Mahran), a young man who wrestles with his inner demons after coming out of the closet.