THE SEARCH OF SAYED MARZOUK

DAOUD ABDEL SAYED

14 October 2019, 7 PM - 9:30 PM

Yousef, an innocent and naive employee, meets on his day off a peculiar billionaire dressed as a tramp, known as Sayyed Marzouk. In his quest for the story of Sayyed Marzouk, Yousef finds himself accused of murder.

Daoud Abdel Sayed is an Egyptian director and screenwriter. He obtained a bachelor's degree in film directing from the Higher Film Institute of Cairo in 1967. As a child, Abdel Sayed wanted to become a journalist rather than a filmmaker. He started his career as an assistant director in some films such as The Land by Youssef Chahine and The Man Who Lost His Shadow by Kamal El-Shaikh. His passion for observing the city and its people pushed him to make many documentaries. Later, he started making narrative features which marked him as one of the most prominent Egyptian filmmakers.

1990 | 2h 3min
Language: Arabic without subtitles

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Daoud Abdel Sayed, moderated by Shirin Abu Shaqra.

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