The Mexican Wife

Iman Yehia

The Mexican Wife is a retelling of the great writer Youssef Idris’ novel Al-Baydaa (The White Woman), a complex love story about an Egyptian man, Yehia (Youssef Idris) and a Mexican girl named Ruth, the daughter of the famous mural painter, Diego Rivera (Idris’ real life wife). Narrated by Yehia and Ruth, it is set between Cairo, Vienna and Mexico in the early 1950s, mixing reality and fantasy against the backdrop of each country’s struggles.


Dar al-Shorouk


2019 Longlist