The Yacoubian Building


2h 45m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Meditations on corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo.

Film Details

Also Known As
Omaret Yacoubian, Omaret Yakobean, Yacoubian Building
MPAA Rating
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Bac Films Distribution
Distribution Company
Bac Films Distribution; Barton Films; CinTart; Eagle Films; Gulf Film, Llc; Imovision; Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA); M├ętropole Films Distribution; Scanbox Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 45m

Synopsis

Meditations on corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo.

Film Details

Also Known As
Omaret Yacoubian, Omaret Yakobean, Yacoubian Building
MPAA Rating
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Bac Films Distribution
Distribution Company
Bac Films Distribution; Barton Films; CinTart; Eagle Films; Gulf Film, Llc; Imovision; Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA); M├ętropole Films Distribution; Scanbox Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the award for Best New Narrative Filmmaker (Marwan Hamed) at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

Winner of the Bronze Zenith Award for First Fiction Feature Film at the 2006 Montreal World Film Festival.

Winner of the John Schlesinger Award, 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States February 2006

Released in United States January 2007

Released in United States November 2006

Released in United States October 2006

Released in United States on Video January 29, 2008

Released in United States Winter December 8, 2006

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 9-19, 2006.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (First & Second Feature Competition) October 5-19, 2006.

Shown at London Film Festival (World Cinema) October 18-November 2, 2006.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (First Films World Competition) August 24-September 4, 2006.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Awards Buzz - Best Foreign Language Film) January 4-15, 2007.

Shown at Rome Film Festival (Extra) October 13-21, 2006.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (New Directors) April 26-May 10, 2007.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (International Narrative Feature Competition) April 25-May 7, 2006.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 28-October 13, 2006.

Based on the novel "The Yacoubian Building" written by Alaa Al Aswani; published by American University in Cairo Press January 1, 2005.

Feature directorial debut for Marawan Hamed.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at London Film Festival (World Cinema) October 18-November 2, 2006.)

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (First Films World Competition) August 24-September 4, 2006.)

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (International Narrative Feature Competition) April 25-May 7, 2006.)

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 28-October 13, 2006.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (New Directors) April 26-May 10, 2007.)

Released in United States on Video January 29, 2008

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Rome Film Festival (Extra) October 13-21, 2006.)

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Awards Buzz - Best Foreign Language Film) January 4-15, 2007.)

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (First & Second Feature Competition) October 5-19, 2006.)

Released in United States November 2006 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles Film Festival (African Voices) November 1-12, 2006.)

Released in United States February 2006 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 9-19, 2006.)

Released in United States Winter December 8, 2006