The Emigrant  

From Sun 23 Jul to Sun 27 Aug
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Greed, desire and honesty intersect in Chahine’s retelling of the biblical tale of Joseph from an Egyptian perspective. After dreamer Ram is almost killed by his jealous brothers, he emigrates to Egypt in order to educate himself. While his dedication earns the ruler’s respect, he also attracts the attentions of the ruler’s wife. 


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


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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