The Night of Counting the Years

The Night of Counting the Years

Directed by Shadi Abdel Salam • 1969 • Egypt
Starring Ahmed Marei, Ahmad Hegazi, Nadia Lutfi

One of the most important Egyptian films ever made—and the only narrative feature directed by Shadi Abdel Salam—is a stately, hypnotic experience that has the otherworldly aura of a trance. Based on the true story of a nineteenth-century clan that raided the tombs of pharaohs and sold priceless artifacts on the black market, THE NIGHT OF COUNTING THE YEARS is a singularly transfixing work that wrestles with nothing less than the meaning and precariousness of a country’s cultural heritage.

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The Night of Counting the Years
  • The Night of Counting the Years

    Directed by Shadi Abdel Salam • 1969 • Egypt
    Starring Ahmed Marei, Ahmad Hegazi, Nadia Lutfi

    One of the most important Egyptian films ever made—and the only narrative feature directed by Shadi Abdel Salam—is a stately, hypnotic experience that has the otherworldly aura of a trance. Based on the ...