Friday Films: ‘The Impossible,’ Based on a Novel by Mostafa Mahmoud

Every Friday, ArabLit suggests a new classic film-book combination — for you to watch and read — until we run out of steam about 20 weeks in: This week, it's the 1965 film The Impossible, (al-Moustahil), directed by Hussein Kamal, based on Mostafa Mahmoud's 1960 novel of the same name. Mahmoud was a physician and a prolific author, having written eighty-some … Continue reading Friday Films: ‘The Impossible,’ Based on a Novel by Mostafa Mahmoud

Friday Film: ‘The Egyptian Citizen,’ Based on ‘War in the Land of Egypt’

  Each Friday, we look at an Arabic book-and-film combination where each is a strong artistic work in its own right. At the end of 20 Fridays, we'll have a list of 20 acclaimed films based on acclaimed Arabic novels: Yusuf al-Qa’id’s award-winning novel, War in the Land of Egypt -- chosen as one of the "top 105" … Continue reading Friday Film: ‘The Egyptian Citizen,’ Based on ‘War in the Land of Egypt’