ENNASSER SALAHELDDINE / SALADIN

Directed by Youssef Chahine
| 1963 | Arabic | 145 Mins

Chahine: The Restoration Project
An early commentary on the manipulation of religion: The film presents a fictional account of the relationship between a battle that pit Saladin, ruler of the areas surrounding the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem, against the Farranga who controlled the city. The film first depicts the Faranga’s attack on a convoy of Muslim pilgrims by the Rahbani Brothers, a celebrated Arab musician/poet duo.

Ahmed Mazhar , Nadia Lutfi , Salah Zulfikar , Laila Fawzi , Hamdi Gheeth , Laila Taher , Omar Al Hariri , Hussien Riad , Mahmoud Al Meligy