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This edition: Alexandria... Why?

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Episode Details

(1978/Egypt, 133 min., color, drama)

Director: Youssef Chahine. Cast: Mohsen Mohii-edin, Nagla Fathy, Farid Shawqi, Gerry Sundquist, Youssef Wahby, Amidst the chaos of wartime Egypt, 18-year-old Yehis dreams of going to America to become a moviemaker. But when he falls in love with a Jewish woman, he uncovers the lies of European occupation and reevaluates his identity. The first film in Chahine’s “Alexandria Trilogy.” In Arabic with English subtitles. Discussion with Andre Aciman follows film.

Guest List

André Aciman Critic & Author

Prof. Jerry Carlson Professor of film studies, City College of New York