Friday, 18 May 2012

Screening of The Night of Counting the Years plus lecture by John J Johnston

Special Screening at the Taliesin, Swansea University:

                               Saturday 9th June, 7pm
         III Griffiths Memorial Lecture of the Friends of the Egypt Centre
"Al Mummia or The Night of Counting the Years (1969) is director and screenwriter Shadi Abdel Salam’s reinterpretation of the events surrounding the celebrated 1881 discovery of a royal mummy cache at Deir el-Bahri. With dreamlike ambience, Abdel Salam explores themes of identify and cultural—national and personal—by pitting modernity and science against tradition and belief in a landscape where past and present appear to have co-existed for millennia, creating a masterpiece of Egyptian cinema, acknowledged by critics and filmmakers alike".
This screening will be preceded by an introductory lecture by the Egyptologist John J. Johnston (UCL, London), a specialist on Egypt in the cinema.
Ticket prices: £6, under 18’s, full-time students and Friends of the Egypt Centre members £4.75
Tickets available at:
Taliesin Arts Centre
01792 60 20 60
www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk
Thanks to Ken Griffin of Friends of the Egypt Centre for the information!

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