Lust (El Shooq)
WINNER, BEST FILM, CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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Lust takes us into the lives of the inhabitants of a marginalised street in Alexandria, Egypt, before the revolution. Each character is isolated in their fierce yet fragile dreams, including Umm Shooq, who has deserted her wealthy family to marry the man she loves. She has settled into a life of poverty when an unexpected challenge forces her to make the most difficult decision of her life. Egyptian-born director Khaled El Hagar honed his skills as a young man working as the assistant director to the great Egyptian director Youssef Chahine; his dramatic, daring work – often censored in Egypt – shows this legacy while also establishing El Hagar as one of the most important Egyptian filmmakers today.
Dir. Khaled El Hagar. Egypt/France. 2011. 130 min. Print Source: filmmaker
£7.50 / £6.50 conc / £5.50 memb