09 20 Oct '24
53eea866 27e2 4c29 a4e0 16c8df51f902

Youssef Chahine

Le destin (Al Massir)

135' - 1997 - Historical, Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Arabic, French
Director: Youssef Chahine Composer: Mohamed Nouh, Tarek Akef With: Nour El-Sherif, Layla Olwi, Mahmoud Hemida, Safia El Emary
The great philosopher Averroes laid down the precepts which paved the way, not only for the Age of Enlightenment in Europe, but for all human thought to the present day. To appease the fundamentalists, the Caliph Mansur ordered all Averroes’ works to be burnt. His friends and disciples decided to make copies and smuggle them abroad. Resisting pressure from fundamentalists of every hue, human knowledge will always find a way forward: towards the Other, towards Progress.

Image gallery

53eea866 27e2 4c29 a4e0 16c8df51f902
9a12a2d6 6f5c 40cf 8aa8 3d494e0c10e5
23541f3c 899b 4b4c bb58 059369c4dcd4
F1c53dcc f8d5 4b0d 9199 06e52f7cd01f



Youssef Chahine


Mohamed Nouh, Tarek Akef


Nour El-Sherif, Layla Olwi, Mahmoud Hemida, Safia El Emary


Youssef Chahine, Khaled Youssef

Director of Photography

Mohsen Nasr


Rashida Abdel Salam


Humbert Balsan, Gabriel Khoury

More information


Arabic, French

Countries of production

Egypt, France



Stay up to date, subscribe to our newsletter

Do you want to stay up to date with festival news, our year-round activities, the films and the filmmakers?