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Misr International Films

Overview
Works: 142 works in 286 publications in 2 languages and 2,316 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Biography  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodrama  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Misr International Films
Iskandarīyah līh? = Alexandrie pourquoi? = Alexandria why?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical film based on the director's life beginning in 1942 during Hitler's struggle to wrest Egypt, especially the city Alexandria, from the British Army. Yehia, an aspiring actor, and his friends experience the impact of war. Yehia studies cinema in Alexandria, stages his first makeshift productions, and finally reaches the conclusion that his future lies in America
Le destin by Yūsuf Shāhīn( Visual )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in Arabic and French and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a disciple of 12th-century philosopher Averroes is burned at the stake for heresy, his young son Joseph journeys to Andalusia to study with his father's mentor. There he joins Averroes' disciples uniting against an evil sheik intent upon destroying the philosopher's work
al-Dhakira = La mémoire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of his own heart surgery, an Egyptian filmmaker remembers his life. In fact his old self, as a child, is accused of attempted murder of his new self. Through the metaphoric trial, we are drawn into his life in relation with the Egyptian revolution, his constant need for success, and the effect the American Dream has on him
Iskanderiya kaman wa kaman = Alexandria again and forever( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yehia joins a hunger protest which has brought together the entire Eqyptian filmmaking industry. As the strikers increase their demands, Yehia becomes increasingly attracted to Amir, a young actor whose film career he launched. Soon, however, Yehia's obsession is replaced by his infatuation with Nadia, the lovely ingenue he has decided to cast in his next film
Al abwab al moghlaka = Les portes fermées( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the time of the Iraq invasion of Kuwait, Mohamad is an Egyptian boy in his early teens. Confused and disheartened by his life, failing in school, with an absentee father and a mother who struggles to earn a poor living as a housemaid, he is increasingly drawn to embrace Islamic fundamentalism as a seeming solution to the uncertainty of adolescence, his sexual awakening, and limited future. As Mohamed becomes increasingly tied to the philosophies and apparent friendships of his new fundamentalist teachings, the film illustrates the strong pull that fundamentalism can exert on impoverished and disempowered youth
L'autre = The other by Yūsuf Shāhīn( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in Arabic and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam, the son of a powerful Egyptian businessman and his American wife, a corrupt, domineering female industrialist, meets Hanane, an impoverished journalist. Unfortunately, Adam's mother will stop at nothing to get rid of Hanane. In the meantime, corruption is everywhere in Egypt, and Adam's rich parents and their friends in the government are at the heart of this system
The emigrant( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Emigrant tells the epic biblical tale of Joseph, son of Jacob, from the Egyptian perspective. Ram, the Joseph character, is a dreamer and intellectual, bullied by his elder brothers. He dreams of leaving his family's nomadic life to study agriculture in Egypt, the hub of civilization. Sold into slavery by his brothers, Ram overcomes tough odds and manages to win the admiration of those around but at a price
Subyan wa-banat = On boys, girls and the veil( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in Arabic and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Bassam Samra and his friends as they discuss the family pressures to get married, the complexities of dating in Arabic society, and the social implications of the 'hijab', the veil worn by Middle Eastern women
Arḍ al-nisāʼ = Women beyond borders( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Arabic and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lebanese revolutionary Kifah Afifi fought the Israeli occupation of South Lebanon in the late 1980s, culminating in her arrest for an armed attack on a private home in Kfar Kila. She was imprisoned for several years thereafter in the Khiam detention facility, run by the pro-Israeli South Lebanon Army. Afifi describes her experiences in prison, and also briefly reflects on her ideological role models and current life as a mainstream political activist
The emigrant by Romke Toering( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Emigrant tells the epic biblical tale of Joseph, son of Jacob, from the Egyptian perspective. Ram, the Joseph character, is a dreamer and intellectual, bullied by his elder brothers. He dreams of leaving his family's nomadic life to study agriculture in Egypt, the hub of civilization. Sold into slavery by his brothers, Ram overcomes tough odds and manages to win the admiration of those around but at a price
al-Muhājir = L'emigré( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retelling of the epic biblical story of Joseph, son of Jacob, from the Egyptian perspective. Ram (the Joseph character) is sold into slavery by his envious brothers, but his wit and resourcefulness help him rise in the court of Thebes
Raï-story : de Cheikha Rimitti à Cheba Djenet = Ḥikāyāt al-rāy : min al-Shaykhah Rimīttī ilá al-Shābah Janāt( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video tracing the beginnings of rai music in the 1920s and its transformation through the 1960s through the 1990s while exploring the careers of musicians keeping the musical tradition alive
Alexandria again and forever = Iskanderiya kaman wa kaman by Yūsuf Shāhīn( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in Arabic and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yehia joins a hunger protest which has brought together the entire Eqyptian filmmaking industry. As the strikers increase their demands, Yehia becomes increasingly attracted to Amir, a young actor whose film career he launched. Soon, however, Yehia's obsession is replaced by his infatuation with Nadia, the lovely ingenue he has decided to cast in his next film
Fāmā : buṭūlah bi-lā majd = Fama : heroism without glory( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celebrates the life and career of Me Fama, the Moroccan revolutionary who fought against French and Spanish troops before Morocco was granted its independence in 1956. After fleeing home at the age of eighteen, Fama wa imprisoned by Spanish colonists when she set fire to a barley field run by collaborators. She later aided the resistance by supplying them with stolen weapons and by organizing assistance for the families of Moroccan combatants. Once Morocco gained independence, Fama continued to fight for equality and justice as a founding member of the Democratic Association for Women's Rights."--Container
Le Caire--( Visual )

5 editions published in 1991 in Arabic and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine's impressions of Cairo and its people in the early 1990's. Chahine employs a rapid pace as he follows an actor on his quest to play a part, transforming this declaration of love for the city into a self-portrait of a filmmaker
ʻIndamā tughannī al-marʼah = Quand la femme chante = When a woman sings( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Arabic and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a woman sings is volume seven in the Women pioneers collection, a film series exploring the impact that a number of remarkable women have made on the Arab world in a variety of fields throughout the early part of the twentieth century ... examines the impact singers Umm Kulthum and Mounira El-Mahdeya had on Egyptian politics and society during the first half of the 20th century. Through classic film clips, interviews with musicians and scholars, and taped interviews with the two singers themselves, we learn just how far-reaching their influence was"--Container
Dardashah nisāʼīyah = Entre femmes = Women's chitchat( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Arabic and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film studies the evolution of Egyptian society from the early 20th century to today, focusing on the status of women as experienced by several generations within the same family. The women discuss the intergenerational changes that have affected fashion, politics and courtship as well as society's role for women in general
al-Marʼah shajāʻah : Lūzah Ighīl Aḥrīz( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Louisette Ighilahriz, a young woman who joined the Algerian national liberation movement after her father was seized by French colonial authorities in the mid-1950s. Ighilahriz searches for "Commander Richaud", a French military doctor who liberated her from the group of French soldiers who were imprisoning and torturing her. She also discusses her difficulties adjusting to life after the revolution, and reflects on the state of modern Algerian society
An Egyptian story = al-Dhakira by Yūsuf Shāhīn( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in Arabic and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yehia, now a famous Egyptian director, becomes ill with a serious heart condition that requires surgery. During the operation, a child embodying his conscience accuses Yehia of betraying his ideals. A trial ensues, in which various witnesses testify about "the defendant." Yehia is forced to confront hidden feelings involving his life, work and country. The child conscience loses the trial, but a redundant organ is expelled from Yehia's body. Will he survive the ordeal?
Sayyidat al-Qaṣr( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Arabic and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces the history of Mount Lebanon's Jumblat family from the 19th century to the present, focusing on early-twentieth century leader and politician Nazira Jumblat"--Container
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Iskandarīyah līh? = Alexandrie pourquoi? = Alexandria why?
Covers
al-Dhakira = La mémoireIskanderiya kaman wa kaman = Alexandria again and foreverAlexandria again and forever = Iskanderiya kaman wa kamanAn Egyptian story = al-Dhakira
Alternative Names
Aflām Miṣr al-ʻĀlamīyah

Aflām Miṣr al-ʻArabīyah.

افلام مصر العالمي

أفلام مصر العالمية

أفلام مصر العربية

Languages
Arabic (79)

French (12)