Dir. Youssef Chahine (1958).
This was the breakthrough film of the late great Egyptian director. Chahine plays the leading role (excellently) himself of a simple-minded news vendor in Cairo’s busy main railway station, hopelessly in love with a flirtatious woman. It’s a fascinating tragic-comic-melodrama.
Sat., Nov. 14, 6:20 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 10, 2009