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UW Cinematheque - Special Presentations
The Night of Counting the Years (Al-Mummia) | Egypt | 1969 | 35mm | 103 min. | Arabic with English subtitles Director: Chadi Abdel Salam
“One of the greatest Egyptian films ever made, Al-Mummia has an extremely unusual tone – stately, poetic, with a powerful grasp of time and the sadness it carries. ... This picture has a sense of history like no other, and in the end, the film is strangely, even hauntingly consoling – the final understanding of who and what we are” (Martin Scorsese).