The Other (1999)
First screened in March 2018 / Most recently screened in May 2020
Director: Youssef Chahine. Cast: Hani Salama, Hanan Turk, Nabila Ebeid, Hassan Abdel Hamid, Lébléba, Mahmood Hemaidah, Ahmed Wafik, Hamdine Sabahi, Ezzat About Aouf, Amr Saad, Tamer Samir, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Edward Said. Screenplay: Khaled Youssef and Youssef Chahine.

Twitter Capsule: Kilometers over the top, but uses brash melodrama to make complex economic and structural arguments hot to the touch.

VOR:   Once upon a time, I'd have struggled to feel generous to Chahine's febrile plot, high pitch, and jagged assembly, but they express a rare, compelling POV.

Photo © 1999 MISR International Film Company/Ognon Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Cannes Film Festival: François Chalais Award

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