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The Cinema of Muhammad Malas

Visions of a Syrian Auteur

  • Samirah Alkassim
  • Nezar Andary

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Arab Cinema book series (PASTARCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Samirah Alkassim, Nezar Andary
    Pages 1-18
  3. Samirah Alkassim, Nezar Andary
    Pages 19-28
  4. Samirah Alkassim, Nezar Andary
    Pages 29-33
  5. Samirah Alkassim, Nezar Andary
    Pages 35-47
  6. Samirah Alkassim, Nezar Andary
    Pages 49-83
  7. Samirah Alkassim, Nezar Andary
    Pages 85-93
  8. Samirah Alkassim, Nezar Andary
    Pages 95-103
  9. Samirah Alkassim, Nezar Andary
    Pages 105-116
  10. Samirah Alkassim, Nezar Andary
    Pages 117-132
  11. Samirah Alkassim, Nezar Andary
    Pages 133-152
  12. Samirah Alkassim, Nezar Andary
    Pages 153-158
  13. Samirah Alkassim, Nezar Andary
    Pages 159-168
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 169-177

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an in-depth and intimate study of the cinema of Muhammad Malas. One of the well-known auteurs of Arab and Syrian cinema, Malas’s distinctive cinematic project has always confronted the social and political issues of his time. From feature films Dreams of the City, The Night, Bab al Maqam (Passion), and Ladder to Damascus to documentaries such as The Dream and Aleppo: Maqamat of Pleasure, Malas’s films challenge and explore Arab culture and history. Archival images run through the chapters of this book which combines insightful interviews with excerpts from Malas’s literary works and critical explorations of his cinematic style and thematic concerns. The book concludes with Malas’s own words, sharing the treatment of his film project Cinema al-Dunya.

Keywords

Muhammad Malas Syrian Cinema Dreams of the City Ladder to Damascus Arab Film

Authors and affiliations

  • Samirah Alkassim
    • 1
  • Nezar Andary
    • 2
  1. 1.The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community DevelopmentWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.College of Humanities and Social SciencesZayed UniversityAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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