YOUSSEF CHAHINE

Title: Al Massir / Destiny
Directed by:
Youssef Chahine
Year:
1997
Duration:
131 Minutes
Starring:
Nour Al Sharif , Laila Elui , Mahmoud Hemeida , Safiaa Al Emari , Mohamed Mounir , Khaled El Nabawy , Seif Abdel Rahman , Abdallah Mahmoud , Rogina , Hani Salama , Fares Rahouma
Synopsis:

Alarmed by the rise of religious fundamentalism in Egypt in the 1990’s Chahine created an historic epic centered on the philosopher Ibn Rashd (known in the West as Averroes) and set in medieval...

Title: Al Mohager / The Emigrant
Directed by:
Youssef Chahine
Year:
1994
Duration:
124 Minutes
Starring:
Youssra , Mahmoud Hemeeda , Khaled El Nabawy , Saafia El Emari , Hanan Turk , Ahmed Bedeer , Seif Abdel Rahman , Ahmed Salama , Sayed Abdel Karim , Amr Abdel Galil , Sayed Ali Queyrat , Michel Piccoli
Synopsis:

Ram is intent on leaving his family to travel in search of knowledge and enlightenment. His interest in agriculture leads to new innovations that enable the cultivation of produce in the arid...

Title: Caligula
Directed by:
Youssef Chahine
Year:
1993
Duration:
Starring:
N/A
Synopsis:

A play based on Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus who was Roman Emperor AD 37 to 41. Although he was described as a noble and moderate ruler during the first two years of his reign focus is placed...

Title: Cairo Menawara Beahla / Cairo… As Told By Chahine
Directed by:
Youssef Chahine
Year:
1991
Duration:
23 Minutes
Starring:
Synopsis:

Chahine mixes documentary and fiction to create a portrait of Egypt’s bustling capital and a major center of the Arab world. The view of Cairo that emerges is a chaotic jumble of poverty,...

Title: Iskendereya Kaman We Kaman / Alexandria Again And Forever
Directed by:
Youssef Chahine
Year:
1989
Duration:
105 Minutes
Starring:
Yousra, Youssef Chahine, Husine Fahmy, Amr Abdel Geleel, Hisham Selim, Tahia Karioka, Hoda Sultan
Synopsis:

The third installment in Chahine’s quartet of autobiographical films finds the director’s work stalled by a strike. During the interruption in filming, Chahine reminisces about a past relationship...

Title: Al Yom El Sades / The Sixth Day
Directed by:
Youssef Chahine
Year:
1986
Duration:
105 Minutes
Starring:
Dalida , Mohsen Mohieddin , Shwekar , Hamdy Ahmed , Sanaa Yunis , Salah Al Saadani , Mohamed Mounir , Youssef Chahine , Abla Kamel , Hassen El Adl , Al Tifl Maher Essam
Synopsis:

Based on the novel by Andree Chedid, the film explores a period in the British colonialized Egypt during the mid – twentieth century. In a poor Cairo neighborhood, Sadika is taking care of her...

Title: Al Wedaa Ya Bonaparte / Adieu Bonaparte
Directed by:
Youssef Chahine
Year:
1984
Duration:
114 Minutes
Starring:
Michel Piccoli , Mohsen Mohieddin , Mohsena Tawfiq , Patrice Chiro , Hoda Sultan , Gamil Rateb , Salah Zulfakar , Tahia Karioka , Tawfik Al Dikn , Seif Al Din , Ahmed Abdel Aziz
Synopsis:

In 1978, Napoleon lands his army in Egypt, defeats the Mameluke warlords (the remnants of Ottoman rule), and goes to Cairo. Three brothers, who are Egyptian patriots, chafe under Mameluke rule and...

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