The Land (1969 film)

The Land (Arabic: الأرض, translit. Al-Ard) is a 1969 Egyptian drama film directed by Youssef Chahine, based on a popular novel by Abdel Rahman al-Sharqawi. The film narrates the conflict between peasants and their landlord in rural Egypt in the 1930s, and explores the complex relation between individual interests and collective responses to oppression. It was entered into the 1970 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

The Land
Directed byYoussef Chahine
Written byAbderrahman Charkawi
Hassan Fuad
StarringHamdy Ahmed
CinematographyAbdelhalim Nasr
Edited byRashida Abdel Salam
Release date
  • 1969 (1969)
Running time
130 minutes



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Land". Retrieved 10 April 2009.

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