Latest in Tag: cinema Highlight
Latest in Tag: cinema
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 …
Photos by Asmaa Gamal
Although it only seems like a few weeks ago, one whole year has passed since the death of Egypt’s handsome mesmerising ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ Omar Al-Sharif. On a Friday morning, people woke up to the news of their beloved award-winning super star’s death, due to a heart attack at the age of 83. Between disbelief …
The acclaimed director, who won the 1997 Palme d’Or for “Taste of Cherry,” passed away from cancer in France. He had left Iran last week for medical treatment.
“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.
“Metropolis” was his most famous work. One of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Fritz Lang was born 125 years ago on December 5 – an opportunity to rediscover his masterpieces. His famous silent films have been shown in countless retrospectives in Germany, especially after their careful restoration. Few other films have …
Maureen O’Hara, the flame-haired Irish-American star of such classics as “Miracle on 34th Street,” “How Green Was My Valley” and “The Quiet Man,” has died. She was 95. Maureen O’Hara, one of the most striking faces from the golden age of Hollywood cinema, died of natural causes on Saturday, her manager said. O’Hara was best …
A new take on an old epic, the animated film “Monkey King: Hero Is Back” has broken all box office records – and reveals plenty about China’s cinemagoers. It’s a recipe for domestic success, DW’s Frank Sieren writes. It took a while, but it happened: The new Chinese animation movie “Monkey King: Hero Is Back” …
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