Alexandria Trilogy: An Egyptian Story

From Sun 17 to Tue 19 Sep

Yehia (Nour El Sherif) travels to London to undergo open heart surgery. While anaesthetised, he dreams of a surreal courtroom scenario that finds his child self in the dock. Hamlet looms large as Yehia reflects on his family’s past and his career, from his international successes to his directorial choices and problems with censorship.


As part of the Drama and Desire: The Films of Youssef Chahine season at Ciné Lumière


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Restored by Misr International Films.

Texts by Elhum Shakerifar for Drama and Desire The films of Youssef Chahine at BFI and Ciné Lumière

In cultural partnership with the BFI