The Choice

Egypt | Arabic | Color | 110 m
Subtitles: English

When Mahmoud, a worker on Alexandria’s waterfront is found murdered, his twin brother Sayyid – a well respected and well-connected writer becomes the prime suspect.


Youssef Chahine  

Bio: Youssef Chahine is widely considered the leading pioneer of film-making in Egypt and the Middle East. With a distinctive brand of cinema and a truth-seeking lens, Youssef Chahine has time and time again focused on intricate topics seldom discussed before in Egyptian cinema and never presented with such honesty. Since 1950, when he released his first film, and until his very last movie, Chahine’s lens has mirrored the upheavals in Egyptian society.