Youssef Chahine, Khaled Youssef

Youssef Chahine, Khaled Youssef

Youssef Chahine (born 25.01.1926, Alexandria, Egypt)
Gabriel Youssef Chahine started studying in a friar school, but later moved to English College. After a year at the University of Alexandria, he moved to the U.S. and spent two years at the Pasadena Play House taking courses on film and dramatic arts. Returning to Egypt, cinematographer Alevise Orfanelli helped him into the film business. His film debut was Baba Amin (1950). A year later he was first invited to the Cannes Film festival with the Ibn el Nil (1951). In 1970, he was awarded a Golden Tanit at the Carthage Festival. With Le moineau (1973), he directed the first Egypt-Algerian co-production. He won a Silver Bear in Berlin for Iskanderija... lih? (1978), the first installment in what proved to be an autobiographic trilogy completed with Hadduta misrija (1982) and Iskanderija, kaman oue kaman (1990).
In 1992 Jacques Lassalle proposed him to stage a piece of his choice for Comռdie Franջaise. Chahine opted for Albert Camus’ Caligola, which proved greatly successful. The same year he started writing The Emigrant (al-Mohager, 1994), a story inspired by the Biblical character of Joseph, son of Jacob. This had long been a dream project and he finally shot it in 1994. In 1997, 46 years and 5 invitations later, he was once again selected for Out of Competition in Cannes with Destiny (al-Massir, 1997).

Father Amine (Baba Amin, 1950), Son of the Nile (Ibn el Nil, 1951), The Great Clown (al-Muharrij al-Kabir, 1952), Lady on the Train (Sayedat al-Qitar, 1953), Women Without Men (Nissae bila regal, 1953), Struggle in the Valley (Siraa Fil-Wadi, 1954), Desert Devil (Shaytan al-Sahra, 1954), Struggle on the Pier (Siraa Fil-Mina, 1956), My One and Only Love (Inta habibi, 1957), Jamila (Djamilah, 1958), Cairo Station (Bab el Farewell My Love (Wadda'tu hubbak, 1957)hadid, 1958), Forever Yours (Hubb lel-abad, 1959), In Your Hands (Bein edeik, 1960), A Man in My Life (Rajul fi hayati, 1961), Lovers' Complaint (Nida al'ushshaq, 1961), Saladin (El Naser Salah el Dine, 1963), Dawn of a New Day (Fagr Yom gedid, 1964), The Ring Seller (Biya el-Khawatim, 1965), The Feast of Mairun (Id al-Mairun, 1967), Those People of the Nile (al-Nass wal Nil, 1968), The Earth (al- Ard, 1969), Golden Sands (Rimal min dhahab, 1971), Salwa, the Girl Who Talked to Crows (Salwa, 1972), The Sparrow (al-Asfour, 1972), Forward We Go (Intilak, 1974), The Return of the Prodigal Son (Awdat al ibn al dal, 1976), Alexandria... Why? (Iskanderija... lih? 1978), An Egyptian Story (Hadduta misrija, 1982), Adieu Bonaparte (Weda'an Bonapart 1985), The Sixth Day (al- Yawm al-Sadis, 1986), Alexandria Again and Forever (Iskanderija, kaman oue Kaman, 1990), Cairo As Seen by Chahine (1991), Cairo as Told by Youssef Chahine (al-Qahira menauwwara bi Ahlaha, 1991, TV), The Emigrant (al-Mohager, 1994), LumiՌre and Company (LumiՌre et compagnie, 1995), Destiny (al- Massir, 1997), The Other (L' Autre, 1999), Silence... We're Rolling (Skoot hansawwar, 2001), 11'09''01 - September 11 (2002, segment "Egypt"), Alexandrie... New York (El Ghadab, 2004), To Each His Cinema (Chacun son cinema, 2007, segment “47 Ans AprՌs”), Chaos (Heya fawda, 2007)




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