Last Update 23:50
Saturday, 24 August 2019

Youssef Chahine Retrospective: Eskendereya Kaman w Kaman (Alexandria Again and Again) screens Tuesday

Cairo's art house cinema Zawya is hosting a week-long retrospective on legendary Egyptian director Youssef Chahine

Ahram Online, Monday 15 Sep 2014
Alexandria Again and Again
Still from Alexandria Again and Again
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1758
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1758

On Tuesday, 15 September, the final day of a week-long retrospective on one of Egypt's most influential filmmakers, the late Youssef Chahine, Zawya art house cinema will screen the 1989 production Eskendereya Kaman w Kaman (Alexandria Again and Again).

The third installment in Chahine's four autobiographical films finds the director's work stalled by a strike. While filming is interrupted, Chahine reminisces about his past relationship with one of the actresses on his set. Their intimacy is depicted symbolicaly through a dance piece. The film plays between realism and fantasy.

The film stars Yousra, Youssef Chahine, Husine Fahmy, Amr Abdel Geleel, Hisham Selim, Tahia Karioka and Hoda Sultan.

Chahine was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997. He died in 2008.

Zawya launched in March 2014 and is run by Misr International Films, the film company founded by Chahine himself.

Programme:
An Egyptian Story is set to start at 6.30pm at Zawya
Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.