The first film in our three-part Egyptomania Film Series, Al Momia is considered one of the greatest Egyptian films ever made. Based on a true story, the film follows the difficult decision of two brothers to either follow the tradition of illegally looting a legendary cache of royal mummies to sustain their tribe, or to alert authorities to their tribal elders’ secret. Please join us for this special screening and post-film discussion. Arabic with English subtitles.
Running time: 103 minutes
Director of Photography: Abdel Aziz Fahmi
Written by Shadi Abdel Salam
Music: Mario Nascimbene
Restored in 2009 by the World Cinema Foundation at Cineteca di Bologna L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory.