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Art Alert: Egypt's Cinema Culture Centre to screen Shadi Abdel-Salam's classic The Mummy

The film was selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 43rd Academy Awards in 1971 but was not nominated

Ahram Online , Sunday 21 Feb 2021
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Shadi Abdel-Salam's classic The Mummy (The Night of Counting the Years, 1969) will be screened at Cairo's Cinema Cultural Centre on Wednesday, 24 February.

Written and directed by the late prominent Egyptian director Abdel Salam (1930-1936), the film stars Ahmed Marei, Ahmad Hegazi and Nadia Lutfi.

"An Upper-Egyptian clan robs a cache of mummies and sells the artifacts on the illicit antiquities black market. After a conflict within the clan, one of its members goes to the police, helping the Antiquities Service find the cache," reads the brief on IMDb.

In 2007, commemorating the centenary of the Egyptian cinema, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina published a book on the 100 most important films in its history. The Mummy is among the films listed in the publication.

The Mummy was selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 43rd Academy Awards (1971), but was not nominated.

Programme:
Wednesday 24 February, 6pm
Cinema Culture Centre, 36 Sherif Street, Downtown Cairo

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