Iskanderija... Lih? (Alexandria... Why?)
Iskanderija... Lih? (Alexandria... Why?) (1978)

Youssef Chahine directed this drama about lovers struggling to find happiness in Egypt during the chaos of World War II. Yehia (Mohsen Mohiedine) is a teenage boy who is fascinated with the glamour of Hollywood movies, and he escapes into a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1978
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2000
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Fernando F. Croce

Chahine's Alexandria is as fervidly distinctive as Fellini's Rome

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Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Chahine's reach exceeds his grasp, but it hardly seems a fault in the bright, bustling mural of a film.

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