After the death of the father, the family consisting of a mother and two young men and a girl themselves without a breadwinner finds, to begin each of them in the direction to a different ... See full summary »
When the lives of Mahmoud, a Muslim Sheikh (Omar Sharif) and Boulos, a Christian Priest (Adel Imam) are threatened by religious extremists on both sides, the Egyptian government inducts ... See full summary »
Four brothers committing crimes with a promise among them to stop someday. When a deal goes south, the older brother says it's enough, but the other three disagree and recklessly do business with a wanted crime lord.
Dr. Shukri Mokhtar is a renowned social psychology specialist, best known for his ability to answer the simplest questions, who decides to give one last lecture about the very simple question: "how do we love?".
Mohamed El-Asyouty lives with his wife Karima and their three adult daughters but he feels disappointed because he doesn't have a son to bear his last name and run the family business. When... See full summary »
A rich man who have two daughters one of his daughters married to poor man and he didn't approve that marriage then he broke and stay without any money so his daughter and her husband ... See full summary »
Dr. Sherif (Tamer Hosny) who works as a plastic surgeon, gets to know a young lady whom he falls in love with. But when he is introduced to her single mum (Ghada Adel) he falls in love with... See full summary »
'El Gezira' is a film about a community of Upper Egypt residents living in El Gezira (the Island). They have their own set of rules, ethics and traditions. They also plant drugs and buy ... See full summary »
A young woman's search for personal freedom in early 1950s Egypt.
This film is part of a trilogy by Salah Abu Seif about women's empowerment. It takes place in late 1940s / early 1950s urban Egypt, and tells the story of a young woman's search for personal freedom and a fulfilling identity as a young modern Egyptian. Although well acted and beautifully filmed, what is most notable about this film is its overt political agenda. "Ana Hurra" is disparaging of the traditional power dynamic between married men and women in Egyptian society, and sets up uneducated, housebound mothers as a figure of pity and even ridicule. Conversely, the protagonist, played by Lubna Abdel Aziz, finds fulfillment through Western education, Egyptian literature, and eventually, radical political activism. Although there is certainly a love story element to the film, it is by no means the central point. Abdel Aziz's character achieves success on her own terms, and she is in many ways far more empowered than female film protagonists of 1950s American cinema.
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