THE PRINCESS OF THE SUN
(La reine soleil)
Director: Philippe Leclerc 2007 1 hour 17mins French with sub-titles
Akhesa, a beautiful 14 year old princess has no idea that one day she will rule Egypt. The film begins with her rebelling against her father, Pharoah Akhenaton. She refuses to live within the confines of the palace and wants to discover why her mother, Queen Nefertiti, has been exiled to Thebes.
With the help of Prince Tut, she runs away, hoping to find her mother. The two teenagers travel down the Nile, oblivious to the danger which is to beset them. Partway through their valiant quest they discover with icy terror that a band of terrorists, priests and worshippers of forbidden gods are plotting to brutally overthrow the Pharaoh and take over the kingdom. So with no hope of warning the Pharaoh the quarrelling couple must somehow cooperate and stop the traitors themselves.
They overcome all kind of tests and ordeals and encounter an extraordinary destiny that will unite then forever.
This is an incredibly unpredictable and truly stupendous fun ride with a highly engaging storyline stringing the numerous and breathtaking action sequences together.