Alexandria... Why?

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Alexandria... Why?
Alexandria... Why?.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Youssef Chahine
Produced by Youssef Chahine
Written by Youssef Chahine
Mohsen Zayed
Starring Ahmed Zaki
Cinematography Mohsen Nasr
Edited by Rashida Abdel Salam
Release date
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
133 minutes
Country Egypt
Language Arabic

Alexandria... Why? (Arabic: إسكندرية ليه‎‎, translit. Iskanderija... lih?) is a 1979 Egyptian drama film directed by Youssef Chahine. It was entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear - Special Jury Priz.[1] The film was selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 52nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2] The film portraits the early life of the director in his home city, Alexandria.


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  1. ^ "Berlinale 1979: Prize Winners". Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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