Posts Tagged ‘Panorama of the European Film’

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Crossroads: Panorama of the European Film and our constantly evolving identity

European cinema might be the focus of the Panorama of the European Film, but in recent years the festival has also shed light on underexposed Egyptian and regional cinema. With the launch of Zawya in 2014, which created many opportunities year-round for less commercial Egyptian and regional films to be presented, alongside films from various […]

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The Do Gooders: Re-examining foreign aid to Palestine

British director Chloe Ruthven examines the little impact foreign aid has on the Palestinian occupation by turning the camera onto her own western attitude – Published on Ahram Online. One film that did not get the attention it deserved at the seventh edition of the Panorama of the European film due to schedule changes was […]

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Stockholm: Gender power struggles explored via a one-night stand

Award-winning Spanish feature film Stockholm analyses power struggles between the sexes in modern-day relationships through a one-night stand – Published on Ahram Online. On first impression the events in Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s second-ever feature film, Stockholm, have nothing to do with its title referencing the Swedish capital. Upon a closer look, the Spanish picture’s multiple layers […]

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The Salt of the Earth: Wenders captures a photographer on film

Screening as part of a short retrospective on German director Wim Wenders, his latest documentary, The Salt of the Earth, will be shown in Cairo during the Panorama of the European Film – Published on Ahram Online. “A photographer is someone literally drawing with light. A man writing and rewriting the world with lights and […]

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Giraffada: Palestinian giraffe tells the story of occupation

A sweet and poetic Palestinian film about a boy, his father and a giraffe is screening as part of this year’s Panorama of the European Film — published in Ahram Online. —– “The giraffe is stronger than the lion, and their feces smell good!” declares 11-year-old Ziad in class in the opening scene of Giraffada, […]

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Oh Boy: The generational angst in a Berliner’s day

I actually wrote about Oh Boy twice. Once in collaboration with Yasmine Nazmy while we were in Berlin, published in German on Goethe Institute’s website, and the second time for Ahram Online. Screening during Panorama of the European Film, German production ‘Oh Boy’ portrays a single day in the life of a young Berliner as […]