From Sun 03 to Tue 05 Sep

When his father is burned to death on a pyre for translating the ‘heretic’ thinker Averroes, Joseph flees to Andalucía and the lively, loving home of the philosopher. An historical melodrama made in response to political and religious tensions in 1990s Egypt, Destiny is a hopeful musical epic that argues against violent extremism, instead championing Averroes’ philosophy: ‘ideas have wings, no one can stop their flight’.


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



The screening on Sun 3 Sept will be introduced by film critic and programmer Roberto Oggiano and followed by a relaxed, collective discussion with the audience, as part of our new monthly film club, Finally Sunday. No booking is necessary (it’s free to attend), you just need to buy a ticket to the film.


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Restored by Cinémathèque française, Orange Studio and Misr International Films, with the support of CNC, and Association Youssef Chahine.

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

In cultural partnership with the BFI