Midaq Alley
Movie Details

Midaq Alley

January 1, 1998 | 2h 20m

Genre

Drama

Director

Jorge Fons

Cast

Ernesto Gomez Cruz, Maria Rojo, Salma Hayek, Bruno Bichir, Delia Cassanova, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Claudio Obregon, Luis Felipe Tovar, Tiare Scanda, Margarita Sanz, Juan Manuel Bernal

Producer

Alfredo Ripstein Jr.

Writer

Vicente Lenero, Naguib Mahfouz

Synopsis

Based on Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz's novel "Midaq Alley," a story involving four parallel episodes with overlapping characters--none of whom ever gets what he or she wants. The main characters include: Rutilio, a gruff, macho tavern owner who develops a taste for handsome young men; Chava, Rutilio's adult son who longs for a better life in America; Alma, a strong-willed beauty who's tempted to marry a wealthy elderly shop owner; Abel, an earnest but penniless young barber who loves Alma; and Susanita, a spinsterish landlady who looks for love in all the wrong places.

Awards

  • Winner for the 1995 Berlin International Film Festival for Honourable Mention

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