1964. Egypt. Hassan El Imam. 135 min.
Monday, May 21, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1964. Egypt. Directed by Hassan El Imam. With Yehia Chahine, Zizi Al Bedrawi, Maha Sabry. Faithfully adapted from the first novel of Mahfouz’s Cairo trilogy, Palace Walk stands apart for its vivid depiction of life in Cairo during a sensitive phase in its modern history. Ahmed Abdul Jawad, a despot who rules his children with an iron fist at home, behaves in a completely different manner in the outside world, and his duplicitous facade affects the lives of everyone around him. Ahmed and his family embody the effects of the dramatic changes in Cairo during the early 20th century, and the clash between conservatism and emerging contemporary values. In Arabic; English subtitles. 135 min.