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Cairo Station followed by panel discussion (PG-13 )

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Youssef Chahine | Egypt 1958 | 1h30m | Arabic with English subtitles

Qinawi, a crippled newspaper vendor working in the Cairo train station, becomes infatuated with Hannuma, an engaged beverage seller. When Hannuma rejects Qinawi’s fantasy of their future together, Qinawi’s obsession turns into madness. Hanuma is one of a group of unofficial female vendors who dodge the authorities to sell soft drinks to passengers. She is about to marry Abu Seri, a loud and heavy-handed porter who is trying to form a trade union. Meanwhile, newspapers report on a gruesome murder... Chahine a pioneering Egyptian filmmaker who made his first film in 1950 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award at Cannes in 1997 - explores sexuality, obsession, madness and violence in this film, regarded as one of his masterpieces.

Supported by Aya distribution;

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOJpiUZphTE



Screening is part of Africa 3.0

This screening is part of Africa 3.0 a touring package of films that shows obsession as represented in cinema from across the African continent and the diaspora, focused on joy, vanity and infatuation. It

This programme is part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at www.filmfeels.co.uk


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