Days and Nights


“Days and Nights” (original title: “Ayam wa layali”), directed by Henry Barakat, is a 1955 Egyptian drama film. Henry Barakat, one of the most prominent directors in Egyptian cinema, is known for his distinct storytelling style, which often delves into the intricacies of human emotions and societal norms.

This film is set in the context of 1950s Egypt, a period marked by significant social and political change. It explores themes of love, betrayal, and the complex interplay between personal desires and societal expectations. Barakat’s direction is noteworthy for its nuanced portrayal of characters, often capturing the subtleties of human relationships and the societal pressures that shape them. His films are typically characterized by their deep emotional resonance and evocative storytelling, making them significant in the history of Arab cinema.

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