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The Napoleon Festival celebrates Egypt and Youssef Chahine

The Napoleon Festival celebrates Napoleon through Film Screenings, Conferences, Performances, and Award Ceremonies in the elegant setting of the Cinema Club de l'Etoile in Paris. Created by baritone and producer David Serero, this Festival returns for its second edition with an even more extensive program over two days. The first edition was crowned with success with the exceptional presence of the actor Christian Clavier, who received the Prix Napoléon d'Honneur, and the most eminent Napoleon specialists, including Mr. Jean Tulard, Thierry Lentz, David Chanteranne, Jean-Pierre Osenat.

The Napoleon Festival honors Egypt by programming an important day with the screening of the masterpiece "ADIEU BONAPARTE" by the great Egyptian director Youssef Chahine which will be screened in its brand new restored version. A conference on "Napoleon, Egypt and Islam" with world-renowned Franco-Egyptian historian Mr. Ahmed Youssef (author of "Napoleon and Mohamet"), who will receive the Napoleon Prize as well as other personalities during the ceremony which will follow the conference.

His Excellency the Ambassadeur of Egypt in France, Mr. Alaa Youssef will be attending.

In February 2023, the Napoleon Festival returns with an even richer program that will take place on Sundays, February 5 and 12, 2023.


Sunday, February 5, 2023:

16h: Conference "NAPOLEON AND THE OPERA" with David Chaillou.

20h: Honorary Napoleon Prize to SERGE LAMA: Ceremony + Exclusive interview with Serge Lama.

Sunday, February 12, 2023:

14h: Screening of the film "ADIEU BONAPARTE" by Youssef Chahine in a restored version.

17h: Conference "NAPOLEON, EGYPT AND ISLAM" by Ahmed Youssef.

19h.: Ceremony - Presentation of the Napoleon Festival Prizes.

PLACE: CINEMA CLUB DE l'ETOILE (14 rue Troyon, 75017 Paris)

DATES: Sunday, 5 & 12 February 2023.

The price for each event is 10 euros.

Pass for the whole day: 25 euros (Entry to the 3 events)

P pass for the two days: 45 euros (Entry to 6 events including Ceremony)

Napoleon & Joséphine Watches (, the Festival's partner, will be available for purchase on-site.

Information and ticketing on

Sunday, February 12, 2023 - EGYPTIAN DAY:

14:00 Screening of the film "ADIEU BONAPARTE" by Youssef Chahine in a restored version.

Be sure to attend the conference below attached to the film.

17:00 Conference "NAPOLEON, EGYPT AND ISLAM" by Ahmed Youssef.

In "Adieu Bonaparte" by the great Egyptian director Youssef Chahine, Bonaparte (played by Patrice Chéreau) is dressed in the Oriental style and attends the Mouloud feast of the prophet. Behind the image are questions about his relationship with Islam and the myth of his conversion to this religion. But the Egyptian campaign is a gigantic site of exploration of ancient Egypt, and 160 scientists will tackle it in terrible conditions. They will transform Bonaparte's famous parable "from the top of these Pyramids, 40 centuries are contemplating you" into an incredible operation to rediscover this country. Result: projects that will change the face of international trade, such as the project to collect the Suez Canal and the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. The internationally renowned Franco-Egyptian historian, Ahmed Youssef draws us to the contours of this incredible adventure of Bonaparte. It also answers the question, "what remains of Bonaparte today in the Arab world"?

19:00 Ceremony and presentation of the NAPOLEON PRIZE.

A ceremony to reward Jacques-Olivier Boudon, Ahmed Youssef, (and others) for their work on Napoleon as well as in the world of arts and culture.

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