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Through a wonderful mix of videography, local history, and music, Photocopy director Tamer Ashry takes us on a wonderful journey in time. The film is imbued with Faried el-Atrash songs and scenes of the culturally rich and relatively old Abdo Pasha area of Cairo, with its old-fashioned “gad3ana”—the remains of a good trait in Egyptians …
The camera scurries to get a hold of a young woman as she travels ferociously down the hallways of an unknown building. This serves as the opening scene of Rosetta, directed by Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne, and becomes the definitive filming style in the 1999 hit. As we soon find out, the young woman, played …
In his film Dogtooth (2009), Greek Director Yorgos Lanthimos used one lens for shooting, unknown actors, one location, and dropped using a soundtrack. A few years later, Lanthimos released his film The Lobster (2015), where he selected famous actors such as Colin Farrell and Léa Seydoux, more than one huge location, and a lot of …
The film is also selected to open EL-Gouna Film Festival running this month in its first edition as well as participating at the festival’s Feature Narrative Competition. Marking its second international premier, Sheikh Jackson is selected to participate at the 61st BFI London Film Festival, taking part in October at the Journey section of the …
On the fictional island of New Penzance, Sam (played by Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hyward) are two troubled twelve-year olds who decide to run away together. Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom follows the pair and the troupe of adults in search of them, the entire ensemble cast in danger of an oncoming storm. The film …
Despite outstanding cinematic techniques, audiences fail to understand the movie’s main message
Director Mohamed Diab’s feature film Clash won the Best Feature Film Award at the 33rd Festival International de Cinéma Vues d’Afrique in Montreal, where it was competing in the Fictions Internationales Section. Earlier this month, the film won the main award of the Cinepolitica International Film Festival in Romania, which is dedicated to films with …
“Fear does not prevent death, fear prevents life,” was one of the most important sentences in the movie Mawlana, based on the novel of the same name by Ibrahim Eissa. Fear prevents movement, makes brains shut down, and allows hesitation to take us over. The desire to be free from fear remains the hope of …
Bab Al-Hadid is directed by late director Youssef Chahine
Following the success it achieved at every international film festival it participated in since its premiere screening at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, Mohammed Diab’s Eshtebak (Clash) received two more awards at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in its 21st edition. The film was awarded the Suvarna Chakoram Award, as well as the …
A Present From the Past is directed by Kawthar Mokhtar
The movie fails to meet the height of expectations set by fans of its predecessors
After the outbreak of the 25 January Revolution and the unprecedented increase in social media usage between different age sectors and social classes, online programmes have turned into a phenomenal trend as a large number of young people saw it as an inexpensive way to express their opinions about the different issues. This came to …
Racecars and royalty in the Bavarian Alps: Sounds like “Heidi” meets “The Fast and the Furious”? Actually, it’s the recipe for a unique high-budget Chinese movie set to be filmed almost entirely in Germany.
The seven stages start with “The Beginning”, which is the first phase of any relationship. In this phase, the film shows that the start of a new relationship is not always sweet and nice, as it can also be the end of a previous miserable relationship
Video by Ahmed Hendawy and Asmaa Gamal Editing by Omar Korashi
Racism, human trafficking, and prostitution are main themes
CIFF will exhibit photographs of the director and his most celebrated work, in addition to a 30-minute documentary about his life
The actress died after complications in surgery to remove a blood clot
Some films have been critical about some forms of masculinity, offering an ‘ideal’ for men to aspire to
American and Egyptian films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Casablanca, E.T., and Eshae’et Hob (Love Rumour) will be shown as a part of the programme
Dancers were portrayed as artists, men-stealers, victims and outgoing characters in Egyptian films through the past century
‘Domestic Tourism II’ part of ‘Whose Gaze Is It Anyway?’- an exhibition looking at the history of Arab pop culture
Officers were sceptical about the event’s political motivations, event organiser says
The lauded movie deserves the accolades it receives yet sometimes sacrifices the depth of its characters for style
Under the roadmap, a trial 5G service will be rolled out in 2017 and a fully commercial service in December 2020.
Netflix bought the streaming rights for “The Square” in November, after the documentary won critical acclaim on the festival circuit.
Now the movie of Tahrir Monologues has been released the project will continues with new stories from the 18 days of the revolution.
Modern day adaptation of Fitzgerald’s timeless classic emphasises the beauty of the original novel