In 1881, when Egypt was under the failing rule of the Ottoman Khedives, an Upper Egyptian clan makes its living looting a Pharaonic tomb in a mountain they control. Through its mesmerising, melancholic visuals, the film crafts a haunting meditation on identity, loss and legacy. The only feature film by Shadi Abdel Salam, Al-mummia is one of the greatest examples of Egyptian neo-realist cinema and one of the most important Arab films of all time.

Restored in 2009 by The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project at Cineteca di Bologna / L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in association with the Egyptian Film Center. Restoration funding provided by Armani, Cartier, Qatar Airways, Qatar Museum Authority and the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.

  • Duration: 102’
  • Production year: 1969
  • Country: EG
  • Language: AR Subtitles: PT