Director: Madhur Bhandarkar. Starring: Kunal Khemu, Neetu Chandra and Upendra Limaye.Once an orphan abandoned at a traffic light on a busy crossroad, Silsila is now its boss, managing all the opportunists who work his territory. Collecting protection money for local Mafioso, Haji, he connects the poor folk who survive by selling their bodies and souls to the powerful politicians, upon whome they all rely. Showing at: Cairo Opera House’s Artistic Creativity Center, 9 pm.
Director: Haile GerimaStarring: Aaron Arefe and Takelech BeyeneSynopsis: The return of the African intellectual Anberber to his native country during the repressive Marxist regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and powerlessness at the dissolution of his people s humanity and social values. After several years spent studying medicine in Germany, Anberber returns to Ethiopia only to find the country of his youth replaced by turmoil. Showing at: Cairo Opera House’s Artistic Creativity Center, 4 pm.
Director: Nadir Moknèche Starring: Biyouna, Nadia Kaci, Aylin Prandi and Daniel LundhSynopsis: When it comes to surviving in today s Algeria, no scam is too daunting for the woman who has adopted her country s name. If they re pretty and lacking in principles, her recruits can make a career for themselves. The latest of these, Paloma, is quite a hit, especially with Riyad, Madame Aldjeria s son. But the purchase of Caracalla Springs, the dream that should allow Aldjeria s clan to start a new life, proves to be one scam too many. Showing at: Cairo Opera House’s Small Theater, 8 pm.
Directed by: Ruba NaddaStarring: Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, and Elena AnayaSynopsis: Juliette is a magazine editor arriving for a vacation in Egypt with her UN diplomat husband. Her husband’s work in a refugee camp in Gaza defers their plans, leaving her stranded in an alien city with nothing much to do. A friend and former colleague of her husband, Tareq, offers his assistance, but instantly disappears the moment she settles in her hotel. A later chance encounter with Tareq leads to a series of trips that open up her eyes to the beauty of Cairo. Showing at: Nile City cinema, 9:30 pm.