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Salma Hayek demands male film industry workers receive pay cut

Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek, who is a vocal campaigner against sexual harassment in the film business, said on Sunday during a lecture parallel to the Cannes Film Festival that male individuals in the film industry should get less pay in an effort to be equal to their female counterparts. She made the statement a day …

Adham Youssef

Luxor African Film Festival: Cinema for a better tomorrow

The Luxor African Film Festival is an annual celebration of films, art, and criticism, while keeping a close eye on African cinema and its different contemporary issues. The festival has been building up momentum to reach out to different artists and filmmakers from the African continent, to bridge the gap between Arabic-speaking African countries and …

Adham Youssef

India ditches compulsory national anthem at cinema

India’s compulsory playing of its national anthem before cinema screenings has been dashed by the Supreme Court. It has, however, stipulated that audiences will stand briefly when movie halls drop the patriotic tune. Indian media reported widespread relief last week over the removal of assertive nationalism in cinemas imposed in 2016 under the Hindu right-wing …

Daily News Egypt

44th birthday of the female voice of Egyptian TV drama and cinema

There are dozens of successful movies and drama, but you may forget the name of their makers once the movie or the episodes are over. This, however, does not apply to the works of a director like Kamla Abu Zekry. Kamla Abou Zekry, who celebrated her birthday on 8 January, is one of the best …

Nihal Samir

Mohamed Khan: knight of the defeated

Mohamed Khan has died?! This was the question of denial that followed the tragic news of his death. His death was followed by nothing but the silent sneaking of absence. Khan—king of reality—is no longer in real life. There is something that cannot be said in one sentence—something that still does not mitigate the suddenness …

Nahed Salah

Everything in us is emotional

This week marks the anniversary of Yousef Shahin’s death. His death was quiet and simple, not reflective of the minutes of our lives which he had vociferously filled with his works. Works Shahin had inferred from the depths of his soul, and had run with, in order to build bridges between contradicting interpretations, without easing …

Nahed Salah

One year has passed without Omar Al-Sharif

Although it only seems like a few weeks ago, one whole year has passed since the death of Egypt’s handsome mesmerising ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ Omar Al-Sharif. On a Friday morning, people woke up to the news of their beloved award-winning super star’s death, due to a heart attack at the age of 83. Between disbelief …

Daily News Egypt

‘Alia’ tackles sufferings of mothers in the Egyptian society

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” This is how Swedish director, writer, and producer Ingmar Bergman described cinema. In our society, cinema has been playing a crucial role in documenting …

Rana Khaled

Cinema for the blind with Zawya

By Rana Khaled   Have you ever imagined that the visually impaired might still have a chance to watch a full film in a normal cinema theatre? Have you ever thought they are able to see the backgrounds and atmosphere of each scene, get the full conversations between actors and even understand their feelings, facial …

Daily News Egypt

Omar Sharif passes away with 1 final film to be released

1001 Inventions, a British based non-profit production organisation, announced the release of a new short film in which Sharif participated. The film, which is the actor’s final performance, is a science fiction film featuring the inventions of Muslim scientist Al-Hassan Ibn Al-Haitham.

Amira El-Fekki