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Notable Egyptian Films

by Kenji
A neglected but important national cinema : Cinema of Egypt Here’s a list of 100 Egyptian films chosen by critics in 2007 1. Al-Warda Al-Bida (White Rose, 1933, Mohamed Karim) 2. Nasheed Al-Amal (Song of Hope, 1937, Ahmed Badrakhan) 3. Salama fi Kheir (Salama is Good, 1937, Niazi Mustafa) 4. Lasheen (1938, Fritz Kramp) 5. Othman wi Ali (Othman and Ali, 1939, Togo Mizrahi) 6. Al-Azima (Determination, 1939, Kamal Selim) 7. Gharam wa Intiqam (Love and Revenge, 1944, Youssef Wahbi) 8. Al-Souq Al-Sawdaa (Black Market, 1945, Kamel El-Telmissani) 9. Antar wi Abla (Antar and Abla, 1945, Niazi Mustafa) 10. Li’bit Al-Sit (Woman’s Play, 1946, Walieddin… Read more

A neglected but important national cinema : Cinema of Egypt

Here’s a list of 100 Egyptian films chosen by critics in 2007

1. Al-Warda Al-Bida (White Rose, 1933, Mohamed Karim)

2. Nasheed Al-Amal (Song of Hope, 1937, Ahmed Badrakhan)

3. Salama fi Kheir (Salama is Good, 1937, Niazi Mustafa)

4. Lasheen (1938, Fritz Kramp)

5. Othman wi Ali (Othman and Ali, 1939, Togo Mizrahi)

6. Al-Azima (Determination, 1939, Kamal Selim)

7. Gharam wa Intiqam (Love and Revenge, 1944, Youssef Wahbi)

8. Al-Souq Al-Sawdaa (Black Market, 1945, Kamel El-Telmissani)

9. Antar wi Abla (Antar and Abla, 1945, Niazi Mustafa)

10. Li’bit Al-Sit (Woman’s Play, 1946, Walieddin Sameh)

11. Al-Na’ib Al-’Aam (Public Prosecutor, 1946, Ahmed Kamel Morsi)

12. Gazal Al-Banat (Girls’ Wooing, 1949, Anwar Wagdi)

13. Mustafa Kamel (1952, Ahmed Badrakhan)

14. Lahn Al-Khuloud (Immortal Music, 1952, Henri Barakat)

15. Raya wa Skina (Raya and Sakina, 1953, Salah Abu Seif)

16. Siraa fil-Wadi (Conflict in the Valley, 1954, Youssef Chahine)

17. Al-Anisa Hanafi (Miss Hanafi, 1954, Fateen Abdel-Wahhab)

18. Hayat Aw Mowt (Life or Death, 1954, Kamal El-Sheikh)

19. Niharak Saïd (Have a Good Day, 1955, Fateen Abdel-Wahhab)

20. Ayamna Al-Hilwa (Our Sweet Days, 1955, Helmi Halim)

21. Darb Al-Mahabeel (Al-Mahabeel Alley, 1956, Tawfiq Saleh)

22. Ranit Al-Khulkhal (Anklet Ring, 1956, Mahmoud Zulfiqar)

23. Ayn Umri? (Where is my Life?, 1956, Ahmed Diaaeddin)

24. Shabab Imraa (Woman’s Youth, 1956, Salah Abu Seif)

25. Samara (1956, Hassan El-Seifi)

26. Al-Mufatish Al-’Aam (Inspector General, 1956, Helmi Rafla)

27. Al-Garima wal-’Iqab (Crime and Punishment, 1957, Ibrahim Imara)

28. Al-Fituwa (The Thug, 1957, Salah Abu Seif)

29. La Anam (I Don’t Sleep, 1957, Salah Abu Seif)

30. Tamr Hina (1957, Hussein Fawzi)

31. Bab Al-Hadeed (Cairo Central Station, 1958, Youssef Chahine)

32. Imraa fil-Tareeq (Woman on the Road, 1958, Ezzeddin Zulfiqar)

33. Hassan wa Naïma (Hassan and Naïma, 1959, Henri Barakat)

34. Bein Al-Samaa wal-Ard (Between Heaven and Earth, 1959, Salah Abu Seif)

35. Doaa Al-Karawan (The Morning Bird’s Prayer, 1959, Henri Barakat)

36. Siraa fil-Nil (Conflict in the Nile, 1959, Atef Salem)

37. Rigal fil-Asifa (Men in the Storm, 1960, Hossameddin Mustafa)

38. Bidaya wa Nihaya (Beginning and End, 1960, Salah Abu Seif)

39. Fi Baytina Ragul (A Man in Our House, 1961, Henri Barakat)

40. Siraa Al-Abtal (Heroes’ Struggle, 1962, Tawfiq Saleh)

41. Al-Lis wal-Kilab (The Thief and the Dogs, 1962, Kamal El-Sheikh)

42. Al-Nasser Saleheddin (Salaadin, 1963, Youssef Chahine)

43. Umm Al-Arousa (Mother of the Bride, 1963, Atef Salem)

44. Al-Haram (The Sin, 1965, Henri Barakat)

45. Al-Gabal (The Mountain, 1965, Khalil Shawqi)

46. Khan Al-Khalili (1966, Atef Salem)

47. Al-Boustaghi (The Postman, 1968, Hussein Kamal)

48. Qandil Umm Hashim (The Holy Lantern, 1968, Kamal Attiya)

49. Shai’ min Al-Khowf (Something of Fear, 1969, Hussein Kamal)

50. Al-Ard (The Land, 1970, Youssef Chahine)

51. Zawgati wal-Kalb (My Wife and the Dog, 1971, Saïd Marzouq)

52. Khalli Balak min Zouzou (Pay Attention to Zouzou, 1972, Hassan El-Imam)

53. Al-Sukariya (1973, Hassan El-Imam)

54. Leil wa Qudban (Night and Prison Bars, 1973, Ashraf Fahmi)

55. Hamam Al-Malatili (The Malatili Bath, 1973, Salah Abu Seif)

56. Al-’Usfour (The Sparrow, 1974, Youssef Chahine)

57. Abnaa Al-Samt (Children of Silence, 1974, Mohamed Radi)

58. Al-Mummiya’ (The Night of Counting the Years, 1975, Shadi Abdel-Salam)

59. Za’ir Al-Fagr (Dawn’s Visitor, 1975, Mamdouh Shoukri)

60. Uridu Hallan (I Want a Solution, 1975, Saïd Marzouq)

61. ’Ala man Nutliq Al-Rasas (Whom do we Fire at, 1975, Kamal El-Sheikh)

62. Al-Karnak (1975, Ali Badrakhan)

63. Al-Muzniboun (The Sinners, 1976, Saïd Marzouq)

64. Awdat Al-Ibn Al-Dal (Return of the Prodigal Son, 1976, Youssef Chahine)

65. Da’irat Al-Intiqam (Circle of Vengeance, 1976, Samir Seif)

66. Al-Saqa Matt (The Waterbearer is Dead, 1977, Salah Abu Seif)

67. Al-Mahfaza Mi’aya (The Wallet is with Me, 1978, Mohamed Abdel-Aziz)

68. Iskendriya Leih? (Alexandria, Why? 1979, Youssef Chahine)

69. Ouyoun La Tanam (Eyes that Never Sleep, 1981, Raafat El-Mihi)

70. Arzaq ya Duniya (Life is Bountiful, 1982, Nader Galal)

71. Al-’Ar (The Shame, 1982, Ali Abdel-Khaleq)

72. Sawwaq Al-Utoubis (Bus Driver, 1983, Atef El-Tayyeb)

73. Al-Afocato (The Advocate, 1984, Raafat El-Mihi)

74. Hata la Yatir Al-Dukhan (So that the Smoke does not Fly Away, 1984, Ahmed Yehia)

75. Al-Towq wal-Uswura (The Collar and the Bracelet, 1986, Khairy Bishara)

76. Al-Gou’ (The Hunger, 1986, Ali Badrakhan)

77. Al-Bari’ (The Innocent, 1986, Atef El-Tayyeb)

78. Ahlam Hind wa Camilia (Dreams of Hind and Camilia, 1988, Mohamed Khan)

79. Yom Mur Yom Hilw (Bitter Day Sweet Day, 1988, Khairy Bishara)

80. Al-Aragoz (Punch and Judy, 1989, Hani Lashin)

81, Al-Huroub (The Escape, 1991, Atef El-Tayyeb)

82. Samaa Hos (All Quiet, 1991, Sherif Arafa)

83. Al-Kit Kat (1991, Dawoud Abdel-Sayyed)

84. Ice-Cream fi Gleam (Ice-Cream in Gleam, 1992, Khairy Bishara)

85. Mercedes (1993, Yousry Nasrallah)

86. Thalatha ’Ala Al-Tariq (Three on the Road, 1993, Mohamed Kamel El-Qalyoubi)

87. Ziyarat Al-Sayed Al-Ra’is (Mr President’s Visit, 1994, Munir Radi)

88. Lahm Rikhis (Cheap Flesh, 1995, Inas El-Deghidi)

89. Ya Dunia ya Gharami (O Life, My Beloved, 1996, Magdi Ahmed Ali)

90. ’Afarit Al-Asphalt (Asphalt Devils, 1996, Osama Fawzi)

91. Al-Qubtan (The Sea Captain, 1997, Sayed Said)

92. ’Araq Al-Balah (Date Wine, 1999, Radwan El-Kashef)

93. Ard Al-Khowf (Land of Fear, 2000, Dawoud Abdel-Sayyed)

94. Oula Thanawi (First Year in High School, 2001, Mohamed Abu Seif)

95. Al-Abwab Al-Mughlaqa (Closed Doors, 2001, Atef Hatata)

96. Muwatin wa Mukhbir wa Harami (A Citizen, a Police Detective and a Thief, 2001, Dawoud Abdel-Sayyed)

97. Sahar Al-Layali (Nights Vigil, 2003, Hani Khalifa)

98. Ahla Al-Awqat (Best Times, 2004, Hala Khalil)

99. Bahib Al-Sima (I Love Cinema, 2004, Osama Fawzi)

100. Imarat Yaqoubiyan (The Yacoubian Building, 2006, Marwan Hamed)

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