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Film still from DAWN OF A NEW DAY: A woman and a boy stand close together on a roof and look out over the city.

Mon 01.05.

  • Director

    Youssef Chahine

  • Egypt / 1964
    128 min. / Digital file / Original version with English subtitles

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

Nayla (Sanaa Gamil) is a wealthy middle-aged woman living an idle life filled with boredom and futility. Like her bourgeois peers, she is unable to cope with the social transformations sweeping over Cairo. But when she falls in love with Tarek (Hamdy Gheith), a poor student with big ambitions and hopes for the future, her life takes an unexpected turn that seems to finally render it meaningful. Just as she's about to embrace her new persona, she realises that it's already too late. In DAWN OF A NEW DAY, Chahine presents Cairo as a stage for the realisation of socialist ideals and dreams. 

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media