Re: [Videolib] Egyptian films: Bayn al Kasrain (1964 aka Between two places) and Kasr el Shawk (1967)

From: Alex Williams <alex@typecastfilms.com>
Date: Tue Jul 28 2009 - 14:39:18 PDT
Unfortunately, like 99.9% of the huge catalog of classic Egyptian films made between the '20s and the '80s, these Hassan al-Imam films have no legal distributor in the USA and would probably be difficult to find anywhere outside of Egypt, perhaps difficult to find even there.
 
The only Naguib Mahfouz film adaptations available in the USA that I know of are ADRIFT ON THE NILE (1971) [info here], SALADIN (1963) [info here] and MIDAQ ALLEY (1995) [info here].


Best,
Alex
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FROM:      "Anna Headley" <aheadle1@swarthmore.edu>
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DATE:      Tue, 28 Jul 2009 12:45:20 -0700

SUBJECT:   [Videolib] Egyptian films: Bayn al Kasrain (1964 aka Between two places) and Kasr el Shawk (1967)

Hi videolib,

I have a professor who would like to teach these films by Hassan
al-Imam.  They are based on the Cairo Triology novels by Naguib Mahfouz:
_Palace Walk_ and _Palace of Desire_

Any tips on sources for DVD would be appreciated.  I tried arabfilm but
don't know where else to look for Egyptian titles.

She is also looking for more information on the third film, which would
have been based on the third book in the trilogy, _Sugar Street_

Thanks!

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Anna Headley
Swarthmore College Library
610.690.5781
aheadle1@swarthmore.edu


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