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Youssef Chahine
Youssef Chahine


Ibrahim Fawal—author


208 pages

Written by:
Ibrahim Fawal

This comprehensive biography examines the life and career of Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine. Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1926 and with a career that spans over half a decade, Youssef Chahine is one of the most well-known and respected filmmakers working in the Middle East.

After studying in a friars’ school and then studying in the United States for two years, he made his film debut in 1950 and was invited to the Cannes Film Festival a year later with SON OF THE NILE.

Winner of numerous awards, including both the Palm D’Or and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Youssef Chahine is the director of one of the most diverse and prestigious bodies of work of any living director.

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