HEYA FAWDA (CHAOS)
Chahine tackles social issues in truthful fashion, with a story in the vein of Beauty and the Beast. Young Noor lives with her mother and dreams of marrying the honest district attorney whom she secretly loves. Noor's neighbour, however, a violent policeman who jails and tortures innocent demonstrators, desires her at any cost. When the attorney falls for Noor, he sparks a bitter love struggle - and an investigation into the officer's sadistic practices.
Running Time: 124 mins | Language: Arabic dialogue with English subtitles
Director: Youssef Chahine | Country: Egypt | DIFF Section: The Lifetime Achievement Awards