This concise masterpiece began as a commission by French TV for the news series Envoyé spécial. By filming Cairo with his unique sense of artistic digression, Chahine transformed this portrait of a city into the self-portrait of a filmmaker.
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One of the best short films I've ever seen. One of the best films I've ever seen. This is the first work I've seen by Youssef Chahine and he is a master filmmaker. It is simply astonishing how he is able to tell the story of an entire city within 25 minutes; depicting its cultural, political, religious, sexual, artistic, and economic nuances with an aesthetic that's as brisk as it is clear. A must see.