Gracing our small screens on June 18th are none other than the works of the late movie giant Youssef Chahine. Four productions from the famed Alexandrian director will be coming to Netflix, which include some of his most celebrated and controversial works from his 58-year career.
Egypt’s most celebrated director was instrumental in forming and elevating the nation’s cinematic language, receiving international acclaim for his increasingly daring, impeccably crafted works.
The four films include classics like 1979’s Iskindereya Leh? (Why Alexandria?) and 1990’s Iskindereya Kaman W Kaman (Alexandria Again and Forever), the autobiographical dramas that tell the story of Chahine’s Alexandria-based childhood via the complex fabric of post-WWII Egypt.
You'll also have the opportunity to watch Seraa’ Fi Al Wadi (1954), Omar Sharif's first ever film role alongside Faten Hammama, and Al Mohager (1995), the twice-banned movie inspired by the story of the Biblical Joseph featuring Khaled El Nabawy and Yousra.