1997, 135m, 35mm, France/Egypt

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened September 18–21, 2017

While medieval Europe suffers through the Dark Ages, the Muslim philosopher and judge Averroes preserves books of classical antiquity and struggles against religious extremism in his own land. A late-period masterpiece from Egyptian director Youssef Chahine, this is a historical drama, a morality tale, and a warning for the future. But with songs.

In French and Arabic with English subtitles

A film by Youssef Chahine