Posts Tagged ‘Cairo International Film Festival’

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Tuk-tuk: Beautifully shot, unnecessarily long

Tuk-tuk is a portrait of three young teenage boys who, instead of going to school everyday, man some of the three-wheel vehicles that are a staple of Cairo’s informal areas. — Published on Mada Masr. Screening as part of the Cairo International Film Festival’s parallel program of the critics film week, the 75-minute documentary has the […]

Still from Melbourne winner of the Golden Pyramid award for Best film at the Cairo International Film Festival

Making movies against all odds: Iranian cinema at Cairo Film Fest

The 36th Cairo film festival featured two Iranian films, a documentary on censorship in Iran and a Moroccan tribute to Iranian cinema. Through them, audiences sampled the challenges facing filmmakers in the Islamic republic – Published on Ahram Online. In spite of continuous tense diplomatic relations between Egypt and Iran, the 36th Cairo Film Festival […]

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Like a Matchstick: Hussein Alimam’s directorial debut bowls over audiences at CIFF

Ahram Online speaks to Hussein Alimam’s son Youssef, who did the final edit of his late father’s directorial debut – Published on Ahram Online. When popular actor, comedian and musician Hussein Alimam sadly and suddenly died in May of this year, no one predicted the artist had an unfinished project under his belt. But this […]

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Revolution film ‘Winter of Discontent’ screens at Cairo Int’l Film Festival

The lauded film ‘Winter of Discontent’ takes a profound and unique angle during Egypt’s revolution, but leaves the audience murmuring on the director’s absence at the film’s screening at the Cairo International Film Festival – Originally published in Ahram Online. ———— Set with the Egyptian revolution as the backdrop, Winter of Discontent (El-Sheta Ele Fat) […]