Al Massir - Destiny

France/Egypt 1997
D: Youssef Chahine,135 min
OV with German subtitles

Scenes from the life of Ibn Rushd or (in the Latin form) Averroes, the Moorisch translator, legal scholar and philosopher. He represents the figurehead of the heyday of the short Islamic enlightenment that took place in the late 12th century. After having promoted and respected him at first, the Calif of Córdoba became more and more influenced by fundamentalists and finally had the scholar's books burned and banished him to Marrakech. This is a courageous parable about the erosion of tolerance and enlightened behavior following the advance of fundamentalist ideas.

Beginning in September 2010 and continuing until February 2011, the Filmmuseum will feature a series of 20 films from various genres which will take their audiences into the most remote regions of the Islamic world. The films to be shown couldn’t be more diverse and together form a cinematic kaleidoscope that addresses ongoing political tensions and themes such as modernisation, globalisation, violence and perceived departures from tradition, the power of reason, and life and poetry in our contemporary global world.

Munich Museum of Film [Münchner Filmmuseum]
Munich Adult Education Centre [Münchner Volkshochschule]

Wednesday, 29 September 2010 - 9:00pm


Filmmuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum
St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
80331 Munich

Ticket reservation:
0049-[0]89-233-964 50

5,- €