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Monday, 14 May 2018

Youssef Chahine’s films to be restored for anniversary of his death

Misr International Films is restoring 20 films by co-founder and world-renowned Egyptian director Youssef Chahine to mark the 10th anniversary of his passing, Screen Daily reports. Beginning with his first film Baba Amin (1950), MIF will enhance, digitize and add subtitles to all of Chahine’s works to ensure they reach as wide an audience as possible. The company plans to have all the films ready by September to be screened in retrospectives at La Cinematheque Française in Paris and Zawya Cinema in Cairo.

Chahine’s El Massir (1997) screened in Cinema de la Plage last night as part of Cannes Film Festival Classics. “We’re especially happy that the Cannes screening will be open to the public as Chahine always cared about the films reaching their audience,” MIF said ahead of the event.

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