'The Mummy' to screen at Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Wed, Jan. 24, 2018
CAIRO – 23 January 2018: The Egyptian movie "The Mummy" will screen at Bibliotheca Alexandria's Arts Center on Sunday, March 18, at 7 p.m. followed by a discussion about the movie.
Directed and written by Chadi Abdel Salam in 1969, "The Mummy" is about an Upper-Egyptian clan who robs a cache of mummies and sells it to illicit antiquities black market.
It is based on a true story; in 1881,selling the Egyptian antiquities in the black market began to appear in Egypt as members of the ancient Horbat tribe raided Deir al-Bahari, a hiding place of many royal mummies.
Consequently, they were put in a conflict with the Egyptian government due to their illegal trade.
The film stars a group of well-known Egyptian actors, including Ahmed Marei,Ahmad Hegazi, Zouzou Hamdyel-Hakim and Nadia Lutfi.
It was nominated for Gold Hugo at Chicago International Film Fes
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