The Originals

Al Asleyeen

MARWAN HAMED
Egypt, 2017
125 minutes, Color and Black & White
Official website

An Egyptian box office smash hit, The Originals is the latest film from critically acclaimed director Marwan Hamed (The Yacoubian Building) and best-selling novelist Ahmed Mourad (The Blue Elephant). In this visually stunning thriller, Samir (Maged al-Kedwany) works for a bank, provides for his ever-demanding family and dreams of singing in an Egyptian talent show. When he is unexpectedly fired, Samir finds himself recruited to be part of a secret society, called The Originals, which has unlimited access to surveillance at their disposal. They have taken it upon themselves to keep an eye on every Egyptian who might be a potential threat. The Originals leads a new wave of modern cinema as it thematically and technically breaks structures of conventional Egyptian narratives. With Hamed and Mourad at the helm of an all-star cast, this trailblazing film has cemented its place in leading edge Egyptian cinema and has all the ingredients for a classic in the making.—Various Sources

In Arabic with English subtitles

The Originals

Al Asleyeen

MARWAN HAMED
Egypt, 2017,
125 minutes, Color and Black & White
Official website


An Egyptian box office smash hit, The Originals is the latest film from critically acclaimed director Marwan Hamed (The Yacoubian Building) and best-selling novelist Ahmed Mourad (The Blue Elephant). In this visually stunning thriller, Samir (Maged al-Kedwany) works for a bank, provides for his ever-demanding family and dreams of singing in an Egyptian talent show. When he is unexpectedly fired, Samir finds himself recruited to be part of a secret society, called The Originals, which has unlimited access to surveillance at their disposal. They have taken it upon themselves to keep an eye on every Egyptian who might be a potential threat. The Originals leads a new wave of modern cinema as it thematically and technically breaks structures of conventional Egyptian narratives. With Hamed and Mourad at the helm of an all-star cast, this trailblazing film has cemented its place in leading edge Egyptian cinema and has all the ingredients for a classic in the making.—Various Sources

In Arabic with English subtitles


Saturday, October 21
4:30 PM
$13.00   
Friday, October 27
6:30 PM
$13.00   


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