An Egyptian Citizen (Al Muwaten Al Masri)
Special Screening - Doha Tribecca Film Festival 2011
A feudal mayor manages by a court verdict to restore his lands. When his spoiled son is summoned for military service he asks his guard to send his own son, Masri, to serve in his place in return for a portion of his land. When Masri dies in the war after confessing everything, the mayor and the guard desperately try to gain control of the situation.
About the Director
Salah Abu Seif is one of the most famous Egyptian directors and leaves behind a legacy of influential films. Considered to be the godfather of filmic realism in Egypt, he used the adaptation of Arabic novels and short stories to create 17 films. His 1960 film “Bidaya wa Nihaya” was the first motion picture adapted from a novel written by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz.
- Salah Abo-Seif
- Mohsen Zayed
- Hussein Kalla
- Tarik El-Telmissani
- Omar Sharif, Safya El-Emary, Ezzat El-Alayli, Khaled Elnabawy, Hassan Hosni, Abdallah Mahmoud