The Legend of Rose Al Youssef

  • Release Date: 1983
  • Type: Documentary
  • Run time: 56 Minutes
  • Directed by: Mohamed Kamel El-Kalioubi
  • Produced by: Misr International Films, Ognon Pictures, Zentropa, Les Fils Chafic Fathallah
  • Cinematographer: Nizar Shaker
  • Editing: Adel Mounir
  • Sound: Gomaa Abdel Latif
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Producers: Gabriel Khoury, Marianne Khoury, Humbert Balsan
  • Director Of Photography: Nizar Shaker
  • Mixing: Ahmed Gaber
  • Production Manager: Maged Youssef
  • Scenario: Mohamed Kamel El Kalioubi

This film tells the story of Rose al-Youssef through the eyes of people who had the fortune to know her and work with her. During her life, Rose al-Youssef had banned any biographical work about herself. This ban has been kindly lifted by her family for the purpose of producing this first cinematic account of the enigma, the woman who came from afar and became so central to Egypt’s cultural, artistic, and political life.