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“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 …
Although the movie was basically produced as a graduation project, the director intends to participate in a number of local and international film festivals in Dubai and Morocco to educate the biggest number of people about the impact of trauma, and how it may lead to severe consequences.
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 …
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.
Galal directed over 50 films and a number of television series
Director Ahmed Khaled reflects on filmmaking and post-revolutionary bureaucracy on Egyptian cinema scene
Oscar-nominated production team forced to relocate new film to Jordan
An interview with Kim Beamish, the director of “The Tentmakers of Cairo”, which was screened at Cairo International Film Festival
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
The film explores the concepts of identity and xenophobia through a story of mixed marriages in the filmmaker’s family
‘Domestic Tourism II’ part of ‘Whose Gaze Is It Anyway?’- an exhibition looking at the history of Arab pop culture
An international critics’ poll in British film magazine Screen had Mike Leigh’s “Mr Turner” a whisker ahead of the slow-burn domestic drama “Winter Sleep” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan of Turkey, whose career Cannes has long championed.
The centre wants to train a new generation of critics in film analysis, with a focus on alternative cinema
The Other Woman combines a predictable storyline with lacklustre comedy- both reason enough to avoid.
The film depends on its actors too much to hide the shortcoming of the story line
Zawya hopes to provide a home for alternative cinema
Pocket Cinema wants filmmakers to test their creativity with short, low-budget films and follow the example of Chritopher Nolan, one of the biggest names in cinema today.
Family Secrets is the first film to explore homosexuality through the eyes of an adolescent protagonist but this doesn’t change its bad acting and peculiar plot.
The second installment of the Hunger Games series manages to surpass the first
The statement highlighted a drop of 29.8% in distribution domestically and abroad from 920.9m to in 2011 to 646.6m 2012.
Rags and Tatters film shines a light on Egypt’s current reality
Young Egyptian animator hopes to produce his first film
The banned film will be screened in cinemas on 27 March