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.
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.