Video | Avant-titre: How films begin
A reading into the opening scenes of 3 Egyptian films


In this episode of Avant-titre, a series in which we explore cinema through video, Ahmed Abuelfadl analyzes the opening scenes of three iconic films in Egyptian cinema: Mohamed Khan’s Missing Person (1984), Atef al-Tayeb’s Bus Driver (1982) and Youssef Chaine’s Alexandria…Why? (1979). This video essay presents the purpose of opening scenes in Hollywood productions before delving into a detailed analysis of the three films.


Ahmed Abuelfadl