"The Yacoubian Building" Screening at Pequot Library, Dec. 12

Southport, CT - Discover how Egyptomania has influenced modern film, through a screening of the classic movie "The Yacoubian Building", set for Wednesday, December 12, 3-6pm, at Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport. General seating. No reservation required. Free and open to the public.

The Yacoubian Building (2006, 2h 52m) – Foreign Language Film. 

In a run-down apartment building in downtown Cairo, engineer Zaki Pasha (Adel Imam) and his sister, Dawlat (Issad Younis), live off an inheritance from their father. Another prominent building resident, business magnate Haj Azzam (Nour El-Sherif), hides his second wife while pursuing a career in the Egyptian parliament. Their relatively well-off lives intersect with many others in the building, who struggle with corruption, sexual harassment and general social instability.