This year marks the centennial of the birth of Naguib Mahfouz, the most prodigious and influential writer of the modern Middle East. This fall, we celebrate his life by showing a selection of films based on his work. Khan Al Khalili is a social melodrama adapted from his novel by the same name which marked a turning point for Mahfouz—from the themes of antiquity to writing that focused on the lives of contemporary Egyptians.
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