Return of the Prodigal Son / Awdet El Ibn El Dal

Director: Youssef Chahine
Release Date: 1976
Running Time: 120 minutes
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English

Screening Schedule: 9 December 2022, 8pm | 15 December, 8pm | 21 December, 8pm | 28 December 2022, 8pm

The story is adapted from a novel by Andre Gide and depicts a family going through a fatal crisis. Ali Madbouli, a former social activist who went on to marry the daughter of a wealthy contractor with lucrative government construction deals, returns home to his family after ten years in prison. Ali had been imprisoned for his involvement in a cost-cutting scheme having resulted in the collapse of a contracted building. But the man who returns is no longer the well-loved Ali they remember.