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Legendary actor passed away on Saturday at 90, after long fruitful career of films and plays
In consultation with Italian authorities, there are new health and safety measures in place
Festivals are hopeful to return soon, present their art to international audiences
Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem supports the festival as one of the oldest, as it started in 1960.
The MAFF is an intercultural platform focusing on Arab cinema. With the aim of promoting cultural diversity and tolerance, the festival holds events all over Sweden.
Notably, the next edition of the Valencia film Festival will be held from 24 October to 3 November in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia.
Rizkallah was laid to rest on Friday in the presence of his family, co-workers, and students. A funeral will be held on Monday.
Acknowledgement to great director will be presented during festival’s 76th edition
A Hidden Life follows the real-life story of Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl) who refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II
Cima Masr initiative to expand to over the 27 governorates, reaching over 35 million citizens, compensating Egypt’s 250 shut cinemas at last 10 years
At 80, he is still longtime US cinema legend
Festival’s 47 films include 19 world premieres, 10 international premieres, 1 European premiere
Film was screened at the Cairo International Film Festival
Documentary directed by Mona Assaad
Films: a mirror to changing society; how auteurs navigate through maze of restrictions within society
People have chance to see films streamed online, but miss chance to discuss film, see director
Married twice, jailed twice, fame arrived after his 50th birthday
‘I wanted to show how beautiful these idols are without tonnes of makeup colours, or plastic surgeries,’ artist says
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 …
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 …
As previously mentioned at the end of last week’s article, I will begin to trace how Egyptian cinema has talked about spaces where narratives of victimisation are produced and contested. Here, I would like to ask two main questions: what are the features of the space in which “victims” are situated? And how can the …
In the previous two articles of this series, I highlighted how the representation of the victim figure is made possible either by the formation or the deformation of a relationship with the victimised person. I discussed how the invisibility of the victim is broken amid a fundamental change that occurs in the nature of human …
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 …
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 …
Our hero is imperfect. He is not one of those idols whose footsteps we will be advised to follow in our everyday lives. In cultural terms, he is unclean. He does not look after the shape of his hair and beard. He shows us, and has once said, that he does not like to shave …
I want to use cinema as a way for defending humanity, we need a platform to stand against extremism, wars, and terrorism only for the sake of humanism; says Naguib Sawiris
The director received the award following voting by the Supreme Council of Culture
The open environment of YouTube doesn’t create that fierce competition that requires someone to lose for another one to win, says Mahdy
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 …
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 …