Cairo International Film Festival's recommended movies of the day

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El-Momia (The Night of Counting the Years)

Director: Shadi Abdel Salam. Starring Ahmed Marei, Zouzou Hamdy El-Hakim and Nadia Lutfi.Set in 1881, on the eve of British colonial rule, it is based on the true story of the Abdel-Rasuls, an Upper-Egyptian clan that had been robbing a cache of mummies discovered at tomb DB320 near the village of Kurna, and selling the artifacts on the illicit antiquities black market. After a conflict within the clan, one of its members goes to the police, helping the Antiquities Service find the cache.Showing at: Good News Cinema, 9 pm.


Director: Josiane Balasko. Starring: Nathalie Baye, Eric Caravaca and Isabelle Carré.Marco leads a double life. As Marco, he is a construction worker but rich ladies looking for sex know him as Patrick. As Marco he is married to Fanny, an ambitious young woman who has opened her own hairdressing salon in partnership with her friend Rosalie. Marco/Patrick is not a male prostitute at heart: in fact he does the job in order to support his wife s business. This doesn t prevent Judith, an elegant tele-shopping presenter who buys his services, from falling in love with him.Showing at: City Stars cinema, 9.30 pm

Madholal Keep Walking

Director: Jai Tank. Starring: Varnita Aglawe, Parth Akerkar and Swara BhaskarThis is the story of Madholal Dubey, a common man with simple dreams and a routine life, who can be found in any corner of the globe. On one fateful day, everything changes in Madholal s life. He becomes a victim of an unfortunate incident and his dreams go upside down.Showing at: Good News, 6 pm.

Should I Really Do It?

Directed by: Ismail Necmi. Starring: Herold, and Petra Woschniak.This real-life feature follows the extraordinary life of Petra, a German woman living in Istanbul, in an ironic inversion of the familiar story of Turkish migrants to Germany. During sessions with the mysterious, masked Herold, her life unfolds before our eyes and we will learn about everything: Istanbul, Germany, family, friends, drugs and death. Showing at: Cosmos cinema, 7 pm.

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