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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Locarno70

Al-momia  (The Night of Counting the Years)

Egypt  ·  1969  ·  DCP  ·  Color  ·  103'  ·  o.v. Arabic

In Cairo, in the late 19th century, French Egyptologist Gaston Maspero notices that the Pharaonic tombs near Thebes have been looted and that the black-market trade in ancient artefacts has resumed in a major way. At the same time, in the mountains of Deir el-Bahari, Wannis succeeds his father as head of the Horabat tribe and discovers that his people have been living from looting tombs for centuries, whose locations only they know about. Determined to put an end to this destruction of the national cultural heritage, he turns to Westerners for help.

Restored in 2009 by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project at L'immagine Ritrovata Cineteca di Bologna laboratory in association with the Egyptian Film Center. Restoration funding provided by Armani, Cartier, Qatar Airways, Qatar Museum Authority and the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.
Screenings
Saturday 5 | 8 | 2017  ·  17:30  ·  GranRex  ·  Sub. English
Director
Chadi Abdel Salam
Cast
Ahmed Marei Ahmad Hegazi Zouzou Hamdy El-Hakim Nadia Lutfi Mohamed Abdel Rahman
Cinematography
Abdel Aziz Fahmy
Music
Mario Nascimbene
Screenplay
Chadi Abdel Salam
Editing
Kamal Abul Ela
Production
General Egyptian Cinema Organisation

Merchant Ivory Productions
World Sales
Cineteca di Bologna
www.cinetecadibologna.it

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