Palgrave Studies in Arab Cinema

The Cinema of Muhammad Malas

Visions of a Syrian Auteur

Authors: Alkassim, Samirah, Andary, Nezar

  • The first English-language book-length study of Muhammad Malas, his work, and his wide impact on Arab cinema and global cinema more broadly
  • Presents Malas’s work to give dimension and humanity to a country currently defined by ruin and catastrophe
  • Includes critical analyses and archival material, as well as original interviews translated from Arabic to English, to offer more in-depth perspective on Malas’s work 
  • Part of a new book series on Arab cinema that provides intimate and innovative windows onto the Arab region and its filmmakers
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  • Due: August 28, 2018
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76812-0
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About this book

This book provides an in-depth and intimate study of the cinema of Muhammad Malas. One of the well-known auteurs of Arab and Syrian cinema, Malas’s distinctive cinematic project has always confronted the social and political issues of his time. From feature films Dreams of the City, The Night, Bab al Maqam (Passion), and Ladder to Damascus to documentaries such as The Dream and Aleppo: Maqamat of Pleasure, Malas’s films challenge and explore Arab culture and history. Archival images run through the chapters of this book which combines insightful interviews with excerpts from Malas’s literary works and critical explorations of his cinematic style and thematic concerns. The book concludes with Malas’s own words, sharing the treatment of his film project Cinema al-Dunya.

About the authors

Samirah Alkassim teaches film studies at George Mason University, USA. A filmmaker and film scholar, her work includes experimental documentary Far From You (1996) about Egyptian singer Umm Kulthoum, the introduction to the English translation of Muhammad Malas’s The Dream: A Diary of a Film (AUC Press), and various articles about independent film in the Arab world published in New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, Bidoun, and Nebula.

Nezar Andary is Associate Professor at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, and an independent film and theatre director and producer. He has published in various articles and journals including Jadaliyya, Journal of South Asian and Middle East Studies, Emergences, Banipal and Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics.

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eBook $54.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: August 28, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76813-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: July 31, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76812-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Cinema of Muhammad Malas
Book Subtitle
Visions of a Syrian Auteur
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Arab Cinema
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76813-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76813-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76812-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 177
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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