• Between Heaven and Earth

    1960. Egypt. Salah Abu Seif. 100 min.

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 4:15 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Between Heaven and Earth

    1960. Egypt. Directed by Salah Abu Seif. Screenplay by Abu Seif, Naguib Mahfouz. With Hind Rostom, Abdel Salam Al Nabulsi, Mahmoud El Meligi. This 90-minute film, developed specifically for the screen by Naguib Mahfouz and Abu Seif, unfolds in real time in a single location: a crowded elevator. The characters—among them a movie star, a thief, a madman, a cook, and a pregnant woman—are archetypes that represent the different strata of Egyptian society in the 1950s (though these classes remain very much in place in contemporary Egypt). In Arabic; English subtitles. 100 min.

In the Film exhibition Mahfouz at the Movies

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