The Venice Film Festival is dedicating its 65th edition to the late Egyptian helmer Youssef Chahine, who will also be remembered with a screening of his 1958 classic “Cairo Station.”
“Without him, cinema from ‘the rest of the world’ is poorer,” said Venice topper Marco Mueller.
A Lido regular, Chahine was in Venice last year with his last film “Chaos,” a subversive social comedy. Several earlier works of his unspooled at Venice where Chahine served on the jury in 1980.
“Cairo Station,” a sensual film noir in which Chahine also stars, will screen Aug. 31 in the Sala Grande at midnight. The fest runs Aug. 27-Sept. 6.