Archive of films Dawn of a New Day / Fagr yom gedid

Egypt / USSR
1964, 128 min

Section: Tribute to Youssef Chahine
Year: 2019

A Douglas Sirk-like melodrama centering on a middle-class woman in her forties who falls for a working-class college student. Both a heartfelt romance and a piercing piece of social realism, Chahine’s oft-neglected gem also ranks among the most revealing visual documents of 1960s Egypt.


Synopsis

A Douglas Sirk-like melodrama centering on a middle-class woman in her forties who falls for a working-class college student. Chahine’s mastery of color cinematography, vividly illustrated in Saladin, is grounded here, transformed into a new expressive form that perfectly evokes the emotional rollercoaster of the narrative. Both a heartfelt romance and a piercing piece of social realism, Chahine’s oft-neglected gem also ranks among the most revealing visual documents of 1960s Egypt.

Joseph Fahim

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Tribute to Youssef Chahine
   
Director: Youssef Chahine
Screenplay: Samir Nasri, Abdelrahman El Sharkawy
Dir. of Photography: Abdel Aziz Fahmy
Music: Angelo Lavenino
Editor: Rashida Abdel Salam
Art Director: Maher Abdel Nour
Producer: Marie Queenie
Cast: Sana Gamil, Seif Al Din, Hamdi Gheiss, Souhair Al Babli, Youssef Chahine
Sales: Misr International Films

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