Cairo International Film Festival's recommended movies of the day – Nov.22

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Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen. Starring: Anders W.Berthelsen, Trine Dyrholm and Sofia Cukic.

Synopsis: Attractive Annika and her mother run a dance school that her grandfather founded during the Second World War. One day she meets a tight-lipped electrician named Lasse. The reserved man soon confides in her that he was convicted and jailed for rape. Annika falls passionately in love with him despite the anonymous telephone calls she receives informing her that Lasse once brutally abused a woman, during his repeated explosions of fury.

Good News Cinema, 9.30 pm.

Tandoori love

Directed by: Oliver Pavlus. Starring: Lavinia Wilson, Martin Schick, Vijay Raaz.

Synopsis: Sonja is an attractive blond who works as a waitress at the “Hirschen, a traditional country tavern in a small village in the Bernese Mountains near Interlaken. She is engaged to Markus, her boss. Sonja has never really questioned whether Markus is the love of her life – at least not until Rajah, a masterful Indian chef, begins courting her.

Nile City 1, 4 pm.


Directed by: Icíar Bollaín. Starring: Najwa Nimri, Tristán Ulloa and María Vázquez.

Synopsis: Private detective Inés infiltrates the employees at a multinational corporation. Thanks to the collaboration of Manuel, she gets to the heart of company intrigues. But her investigation brings her face to face with a difficult emotional and ethical decision. At the same time, Eva, just back from maternity leave, is juggling work and family obligations when she discovers that her partner Iñaki is hiding something fundamental to their future as a couple.

Galaxy, 7 pm.


Salt of the Sea

Director: Annemarie Jacir. Starring: Suheir Hammad, Saleh Bakri and Riyad Ideis.

Synopsis: Soraya, born in Brooklyn in a working class community of Palestinian refugees, discovers that her grandfather s savings were frozen in a bank account in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948. Direct, stubborn, and determined to reclaim what is hers, she fulfills her life-long dream of returning to Palestine. Slowly she is taken apart by the reality around her and is forced to confront her own anger.

Cairo Opera House s Artistic Creativity Center, 4 pm.

It s a Free World…

Director: Ken Loach. Starring: Kierston Wareing, Juliet Ellis and Leslaw Zurek.

Synopsis: Angie gets the sack from a recruitment agency for bad behavior in public. Seizing the chance, she teams up with her flat mate, Rose, to run a similar business from their kitchen. With immigrants desperate to work, the opportunities are considerable, particularly for two girls so in tune with these times.

Metro, 9.30 pm

Three Monkeys

Directed: Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Starring: Yavuz Bingol, Hatice Aslan and Rifat Sungar.

Synopsis: A family dislocated when small failings blow up into extravagant lies battles against the odds to stay together by covering up the truth. Ceylan focuses his camera on four characters, a couple and their son plus the husband s boss, showing how the family opts to stick together by playing blind, deaf and dumb to problems that should in all logic split them apart.

Nile City 2, 9.30.

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