The good-natured clerk Amin lives with his wife and children in modest circumstances. After getting duped into a shady investment, the family is is thrown into chaos and father Amin dies. In the wake of his death, he begins to observe the aftermath of his actions on his family from the afterlife.
Youssef Chahine’s loveable, long-neglected debut is graced by the charisma of Faten Hamama, the First Lady of Egyptian and Arabic cinema. Preceding the abolition of the monarchy, the fusion of Western influences and established commercial forms mirrors a nation on the cusp of societal change.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria