Archive of films The Sixth Day / Al-yom al-sadis

Egypt / France
1986, 103 min

Section: Tribute to Youssef Chahine
Year: 2019

A film about a young grandmother attempting to save her ailing grandson during the cholera outbreak of the late 1940s. Featuring the last screen performance of mega French pop star Dalida, The Sixth Day is one of Chahine’s most elusive, most philosophical treatises. It combines realism, melodrama, musical elements and fantasy.


Synopsis

Chahine delved into externalism in this literary adaptation (based on the novel by Andre Shadid) about a young grandmother attempting to save her ailing grandson during the cholera outbreak of the late 1940s. Featuring the last screen performance of Dalida, one of France’s biggest pop stars, The Sixth Day is one of Chahine’s most elusive, most philosophical treatises. It combines realism, melodrama, musical elements and fantasy in an unwieldy fable that ranks among Chahine’s most enigmatic, most uncategorizable works.

Joseph Fahim

Contacts

Misr International Films
35 Champollion Street, , Cairo
Egypt
Tel: +20 122 2117478
E-mail: info@mifegypt.com

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Tribute to Youssef Chahine
   
Director: Youssef Chahine
Screenplay: Youssef Chahine, Hassan El Gueretly podle románu / based on the novel of the same name by Andrée Chedid
Dir. of Photography: Mohsen Nasr
Music: Omar Khayrat
Editor: Luc Barnier
Art Director: Tarek Salah El Din
Producer: Marianne Khoury
Production: Misr International Films
Coproduction: Lyric International
Cast: Dalida, Mohsen Mohy El Deen, Shwekar, Hamdy Ahmed, Sanaa Younis
Sales: Misr International Films

Guests

Marianne Khoury

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