Fiche Film
COURT Métrage | 1991
Caire vu par Chahine (Le) | Al-Qahira menauwwara bi ahlaha
Titre original : Cairo Seen By Youssef Chahine
Pays concerné : Égypte
Durée : 22 minutes
Genre : société
Type : documentaire


Le portrait d’une ville par un cinéaste passionnément plongé dans son passé, présent et futur.

de Youssef Chahine, Egypt, 1991 (22 mins, Couleur).


Cairo As Seen by Chahine
A portrait of a city by a filmmaker passionately engaged with its past, present, and future.

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, overcrowding, opulence and surging religious intolerance that results in a kaleidoscopic image recalling silent-era « city symphonies » and Fellini’s « Roma ».

Directed by Youssef Chahine.

Egypt 1991, 35mm, color, 22 min. Arabic with English subtitles

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2009 | African Film Festival – BAM-PAF (University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive) | BERKELEY, Ca, United States | January 25, 2009 – February 22, 2009 |
* Selected [In Memory of Youssef Chahine (January 25, 1926-July 27, 2008)]

2009 | Harvard Film Archive | January 16-19, 2009 |
* Selected – Youssef Chahine, the Cosmopolite of Egyptian Cinema
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