The Arab National Project in Youssef Chahine's Cinema

The Arab National Project in Youssef Chahine's Cinema

Malek Khouri

Print publication date: 2011

ISBN: 9789774163548

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press

Abstract

This book presents an up-to-date study on Youssef Chahine's work. The methodological approach of the book, and more precisely the discussion of the theme of Arab national unity from a post-colonial point of view, emphasizes the ideological underpinnings of this Egyptian director's themes as well as his esthetics. The book focuses on the interaction between Chahine's personal and political preoccupations, his eclectic cinematic style, and his devotion to connecting with a wide audience of filmgoers.