1955. Egypt. Tawfik Saleh. 95 min.
Sunday, May 20, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1955. Egypt. Directed by Tawfik Saleh. With Berlanty Abdel Hamid, Shukry Sarhan, Hassan El Baroudi. A particularly successful early take on new style of Egyptian realism, Saleh’s debut film—and his most popular—concerns a young man who is saving up to marry his boss’s daughter. But when the money becomes available, thanks to a winning lottery ticket, the neighborhood is turned upside-down, revealing everyone’s true colors. In Arabic; English subtitles. 95 min.