Previously at the ICA - Films
29 Aug 2007
This epic adaptation of Alaa Al Aswani's bestseller is an absorbing, beautiful film that's delves into the nitty gritty of modern Egyptian life, including corruption, forbidden love, fundamentalism and homosexuality, all revolving around the residents of the Yacoubian building in downtown Cairo. It's the most expensive Egyptian film ever made and it shows: there's a starry cast, a majestic score and and some wonderful, grand cinematography.
An ICA Films release.
Dir Marwan Hamed, Egypt 2005, 172 mins