Directed by Youssef Chahine
A bold, radiant and
intelligent film from Egypt's master director, Youssef Chahine. After the
disciple of a great 12th century philosopher is burned at the stake for
heresy, his young son decides that he will study under his father's
mentor. Soon he is caught up in a battle between the philosopher's
students and religious fundamentalists who object to their enlightenment.
"...a rollicking intellectual adventure...a colorful, dynamic
celebration of the joy of knowledge" (Sean Axmaker, Seattle Weekly).
In Arabic with English subtitles.
Egypt. 135 minutes.