Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 194: Fri Jul 14

The Return of the Prodigal Son (Chahine, 1976): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6pm

This screening is part of the Youssef Chahine season at BFI Southbank. The film will also be screened on July 22nd. Details here.

BFI introduction:
Returning home after a decade in prison, Ali (Ahmed Mehrez) is confronted both with a changed country and the manifold expectations placed upon him during his absence. A political musical about a family torn apart by very different social perspectives, the film plays out in bright Technicolor while serving as a pointed allegory for the tragedy of regional disintegration.

Here (and above) is an inreview with director Youssef Chahine by Mark Cousins.

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