Youssef Chahine

Youssef Chahine

Youssef CHAHINE (1926, Alexandria, Egypt) left Egypt in 1948 to study cinema and dramatic arts at the Pasadena Play House in the United States. After his return to Egypt, he turned his attention to directing and he made his first film, Baba Amine. Chahine has made a name for himself as one of Egypt's most important directors and has realised more than forty films.


Filmography

Baba Amine/Father Amine (1950), Ibn el Nil (1951), al-Muharrij al-Kabir (1952), Sayedat al-Qitar/Lady on the Train (1953), Nissae bila regal (1953), Siraa Fil-Wadi (1954), Shaytan al-Sahra/Devil of the Sahara (1954), Siraa Fil-Mina/Struggle on the Pier (1956), Wadda'tu hubbak/Farewell to Your Love (1957), Inta habibi (1957), Djamilah/Jamila, the Algerian (1958), Bab el hadid/The Iron Gate (1958), Hubb lel-abad (1959), Bein edeik (1960), Rajul fi hayati (1961), Nida al'ushshaq/A Lover’s Call (1961), El Naser Salah el Dine (1963), Fagr Yom gedid (1964), Biya el-Khawatim/Auliban, the Seller of Jokes (1965), Id al-Mairun (1967, short), al-Nass wal Nil (1968), al-Ard (1969), al-Ikhtiyar (1970), Rimal min dhahab (1971), Salwa (1972, short), al-Asfour (1972), Intilak (1974, short), Awdat al ibn al dal (1976), Iskanderija... lih? (1978), Hadduta misrija (1982), Adieu Bonaparte (1985), al-Yawm al-Sadis (1986), Iskanderija, kaman oue kaman (1990), Cairo As Seen by Chahine (1991, short), al-Qahira menauwwara bi Ahlaha (1991, short doc), al-Mohager (1994), Lumière et compagnie/Lumière and Company (fragment) (1995, co-dir), al-Massir (1997), L’autre (1999), Skoot hansawwar (2001), 11'09''01 - September 11 (fragment Egypt) (2002, co-dir), Alexandrie... New York (2004), Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence (fragment 47 Ans après) (2007, co-dir), Heya fawda/Chaos (2007, co-dir)


IFFR & Films of Youssef Chahine

The films by this director at IFFR