Iskanderija... Lih? (Alexandria... Why?) (1978)

Iskanderija... Lih? (Alexandria... Why?)


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Youssef Chahine directed this drama about lovers struggling to find happiness in Egypt during the chaos of World War II. Yehia (Mohsen Mohiedine) is a teenage boy who is fascinated with the glamour of Hollywood movies, and he escapes into a rich fantasy world to free himself from the horror around him. But as he learns more about the horrors of the Nazi occupation of Europe, it becomes harder for him to ignore life's grim realities, especially after he falls in love with a local girl. Meanwhile, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Youssef Chahine, Mohsen Zayed
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On DVD: Aug 15, 2000



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Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Chicago Reader
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Chahine's Alexandria is as fervidly distinctive as Fellini's Rome

Full Review… | October 10, 2009

Chahine's reach exceeds his grasp, but it hardly seems a fault in the bright, bustling mural of a film.

Full Review… | August 31, 2006
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Apollo Guide

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