Marwan Hamed, 2006, 165 min., NR
Enjoy a screening of the sprawling, star-studded epic based on the bestselling novel of the same name. The Yacoubian Building broke box-office records in Egypt and holds the title of “the most expensive Egyptian movie ever made.” Called “Epic in every sense of the word” by Boston Globe and featuring a standout performance from comic actor Adel Imam, the film examines Cairene society in the lead-up to the first Gulf War through interwoven stories of the residents of the titular building: Though in its heyday home to the city’s upper crust, the apartment-dwellers of 1990 are more representative of Egypt’s own journey through the late 20th century.
This screening may contain mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.
Photo by Tom Arban Photography