Screening of “Lust” by Khaled El Hagar

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Thursday, February 21, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Post Tags: alexandria, egypt, and revolution. Categories: Screening.
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (between Broad and Broadway) in Lower Manhattan
Admission: $10 at the door ($5 for Students, Seniors, & Alwan members)

Lust takes us into the lives of the inhabitants of a marginalized street in Alexandria, Egypt, before the revolution. Each character is isolated in their fierce yet fragile dreams, including Umm Shooq, who has deserted her wealthy family to marry the man she loves. She has settled into a life of poverty when an unexpected challenge forces her to make the most difficult decision of her life. Egyptian-born director Khaled El Hagar honed his skills as a young man working as the assistant director to the great Egyptian director Youssef Chahine; his dramatic, daring work – often censored in Egypt – shows this legacy while also establishing El Hagar as one of the most important Egyptian filmmakers today.

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Khaled Al Hagar

Multi award winning Egyptian film director, Khaled El Hagar is one of Egypt’s most talented emerging international directors. He studied law at Cairo University and has worked in film since 1985. His first short film, You Are My Life (1985), won best film award at the Oberhausen Festival. He then completed a graduate degree at the National Film and Television School. He moved to Birmingham, UK, in the 1990s. Lust is his sixth feature film, preceded by None But That! (2006), Love of Girls (2004), Red Sky at Night (2003),Room to Rent (2000), and Little Dreams (1994)

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