The Nightingale’s Prayer
directed by Henri Barakat, 1959
The Nightingale’s Prayer is the story of Amna, a young girl who seeks revenge for the death of her sister. Her desire for vengeance leads her to love, danger, and confusion about who is to blame. Familial ties conflict with romance as the question of honor looms large. Released to international acclaim decades ago and more recently named one of the top 150 films in Egyptian history, The Nightingale’s Prayer is a classic love story and a cinematic masterpiece.
Olin LC 115, 6:30 P.M., Wed. 2/15. Run time 109 min.