Escape the cold, get a cup of Egyptian tea, and cozy up in the atmospheric Breasted Hall at the Oriental Institute for classic Egyptian films on Wednesday nights in January and February. A notable scholar introduces each film to provide context and how the film was received by critics and the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. All films are shown in Arabic with English subtitles.
Come early to visit the galleries and join our pre-screening programs: Hot tea and Egyptian sweets are served at 5:15pm, and film introduction starts at 5:45pm. Screening begins at 6:00pm.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Beware of Eve (Ah min hawaa) (1962. 1h 33min. Directed by Fatin Abdel Wahab)
This Egyptian cinematic production is an artistic re-creation of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, placing it in the context of 1960s Egypt. In it, Sayyid Amin, a country farm owner, conspires with Dr. Hasan Shukri, a young veterinarian and guest on his land, to tame his ill-mannered, wily granddaughter, Amira, and have her wed.
Introduction by Dr. Omar Khalil
Free. Registration recommended.
Co-sponsored by the Consulate of Egypt in Chicago, the Oriental Institute, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Chicago.