Cultural Partner

Principal Partner

Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

An Egyptian Citizen (Al Muwaten Al Masri)

Special Screening

Salah Abo-Seif / Feature Narrative / Egypt / 1991 / 80 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Social Issues
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


  • Fri, Oct 28, 09:00 PM, ()
    Free screening


A feudal mayor manages by a court verdict to restore his lands. When his spoiled son is summoned for military service he asks his guard to send his own son, Masri, to serve in his place in return for a portion of his land. When Masri dies in the war after confessing everything, the mayor and the guard desperately try to gain control of the situation.

About the Directors

Salah Abu Seif is one of the most famous Egyptian directors and leaves behind a legacy of influential films. Considered to be the godfather of filmic realism in Egypt, he used the adaptation of Arabic novels and short stories to create 17 films. His 1960 film “Bidaya wa Nihaya” was the first motion picture adapted from a novel written by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz.


Salah Abo-Seif
Mohsen Zayed
Hussein Kalla
Tarik El-Telmissani
Omar Sharif, Safya El-Emary, Ezzat El-Alayli, Khaled Elnabawy, Hassan Hosni, Abdallah Mahmoud

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