CAIRO STATION (Youssef Chahine, 1958)

Youssef Chahine, whose long career outlived its inspiration, died in his eighties in 2008. Fifty years earlier he made the stark, brash, gripping Bab el hadid, for which he cast himself in the lead role of Qinawi, a crippled newspaper vendor at Cairo Station whose twisted dreams and murderous activity are given individual (psychological) and […]