"An Egyptian Story"
Directed by Youssef Chahine
sequel to Alexandria...Why? was the second in his Alexandria
trilogy. While undergoing open-heart surgery, Yehia sees his life in
flashback, witnessing a metaphoric trial of where he stands with friends
and family. Fictional scenes and documentary footage are combined to
create a bold, energetic portrait of the character and his world.
"...indulgent, exuberant and immensely likeable..." (Sheila
Johnston, Time Out Film Guide). Arabic with English subtitles.