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Atteyat Al-Abnoudy

Rhythm of Life (Iqa' al-Haya)

Courtisane: Out of the Shadows 60' - 1988 - Dialogue: Arabic - Format: Digital file
Director: Atteyat Al-Abnoudy
A beautiful depiction of the daily life of farmers, the film unfolds in the filmmaker’s characteristically unobtrusive and deeply humane manner.
Sat 23 Oct
11:00
Sphinx 3
Subtitles: English
“For a long time already, I had it in mind to make this very big project describing the daily life of the Egyptian people. I try to play on contradictions, and I think I have something to say within the documentary form, a way of bringing to it a sense of narrative — a dramatic way of showing life. I try to re-arrange reality in an artistic way.”

A pivotal and rather innovative work in Al-Abnoudy’s career, Rhythm of Life can be seen as a kind of symphony depicting rural life as played out in four acts. A beautiful depiction of the daily life of farmers, the film unfolds in the filmmaker’s characteristically unobtrusive and deeply humane manner.

Copies and texts courtesy of Asmaa Yehia El-Taher, Yasmin Desouki and Cimatheque — Alternative Film Centre in Cairo.

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Credits

Director

Atteyat Al-Abnoudy

More information

Dialogue

Arabic

Subtitles

English

Countries of production

Egypt

Year

1988

Technical Specs

Format
Digital file

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