Directed by Youssef Chahine
The biblical story of Joseph, told from an Egyptian
perspective and filmed among the ruins of antiquity, the film follows Ram (Chahine
changed the characters' names to avoid persecution) as he travels to Egypt
to study, only to end up a slave caught in the political and sexual games
between a military leader and his wife, a priestess in the Cult of Amun.
"...a fascinating retelling of the Genesis tale" (Derek Elley, Variety).
Arabic and French with English subtitles. Egypt. 128