A wry, incisive look at the Egyptian bourgeoisie, this enjoyable drama follows the people on holiday at a beach resort near Alexandria in the off-season. Among the crowd are the lecherous Dr. Yehia and his overlooked wife, Magda, along with an attractive (and needy) recently divorced mother and her secret lover—and they’re not exactly having the vacation they’d planned. As Magda points out, “Nobody comes here at this time of year unless they’re hiding from something or looking for someone.”
Before the Summer Crowds is Mohamed Khan's last film. He passed away on July 26, 2016.
Source: Jacob Burns Film Center
2015. 90 m. NR. Egypt. Arabic with subtitles
Monday, September 25 at 5:00 PM