Latest in Tag: cinema Highlight

Latest in Tag: cinema


Mohamed Khan: knight of the defeated

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 …

Nahed Salah

Everything in us is emotional

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 …

Nahed Salah

One year has passed without Omar Al-Sharif

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 …

Daily News Egypt

‘Alia’ tackles sufferings of mothers in the Egyptian society

“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 …

Rana Khaled

Born 125 years ago: Celebrating the films of Fritz Lang

“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 …

Deutsche Welle

Hollywood star Maureen O’Hara dies of natural causes at 95

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 …

Deutsche Welle

Sieren’s China: ‘Monkey King’ is a domestic success

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” …

Deutsche Welle

Cinema for the blind with Zawya

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 …

Daily News Egypt

Omar Sharif passes away with 1 final film to be released

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.

Amira El-Fekki