|Direction/Screenplay: YOUSSEF CHAHINE|
|137 MIN., COLOR, 1998, 35mm/video In Arabic w/English subtitles|
|Cast: Nour-el-Cheif, Laila Eloui, Mahmoud Hemeida, Khaled el-Nabaoui, Safia el-Emary|
DESTINY is an action adventure spectacular about the 12th century Spanish-Arabian philosopher Averroles and his fight for free speech, literacy, and rationalism in Medieval Spain. Featuring raging battle scenes, philosophical discourses, rousing gypsy songs and dance, and stunning medieval architecture (the film was shot on location in Syria and Lebananon) Destiny is a genre bending historical epic with a contemporary message about the excesses of religious fundamentalism.
"Rip-roaring entertainment...A hot blooded action adventure" -STEPHEN HOLDEN, NEW YORK TIMES
"One of the year's Ten Best Films...A big, lush,
boldly kitch piece of political pop"
"A Stunning historical epic"