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Egypt Movie Night ~ Featuring Palace Walk

Thursday, April 11, 2013
12:00 AM
Thayer Building Room 2022 202 South Thayer Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Palace Walk
(Bein el-Qasrein)
(1956, fiction, 2 hours)
This is one of the most important classics in Egyptian
movie history. It is based on a novel by Nobel prize
winning author Naguib Mahfouz. The novel is part of
Mahfouz’s famous trilogy about Cairo which follows
the life of the Cairene patriarch Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd
al-Jawad and his family across three generations,
from 1919 – the Egyptian revolution against the British
Colonizers to the end of the Second World War in
1944. The novel and the movie provide an extensive
look at Cairo’s society