Film Screening
The Night of Counting the Years (Al Momia aka The Mummy), 1969

In conjunction with the exhibition Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s

Set in 1881, just before the start of British colonial rule, this film directed by Shadi Abdel Salam tells the true story of an Egyptian clan that has been robbing tombs for three thousand years. When Antiquities Service officials find mummies on sale in the open market in Cairo, mayhem ensues. Egypt, 102 min., color, in Arabic with English subtitles. Critically acclaimed as one of the best Egyptian films ever made. Introduced by Farbod Honarpisheh, Postdoctoral Associate, Film & Media Studies, Yale University.

Restored in 2009 by Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, and the Egyptian Film Center. Restoration funded by Armani, Cartier, Qatar Airways, Qatar Museum Authority and the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Cinema Studies, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and Grey Art Gallery.

Starts 2/7/20 6:30 pm
Ends 2/7/20 8:30 pm
Participants Farbod Honarpisheh
Location Michelson Theater, Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, Room 628
Cost Free of charge


Program Types: Film Screening