Directed by Youssef Chahine
Much of the international film community first
discovered Youssef Chahine after this classic movie played at the Berlin
Film Festival. Very much in the neo-realist tradition, the film uses Cairo's
main railroad station as a representation of Egyptian society. A crippled
newspaper vendor falls in love with a beautiful lemonade seller who does not
return his affections. Unable to accept her indifference, he kidnaps the
woman, leading to violence and tragedy. Arabic with English subtitles.
Includes public performance rights. 86 minutes.