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“Don’t believe the director who says that success is in festivals and that receiving awards is more important than the box office’s success.”
EXT. Night and The Guest to participate in the feature film competition and The Knight and The Princess will see its international premiere
Elma Tataragić, selector of the Competition Programme – Feature Film, picked nine titles. The selection features four world, one international, and four regional premieres.
Third anniversary of Khan’s departure commemorated in 30 photographs
During the 1950s and 60s, Audrey Hepburn was a screen goddess. She would have turned 90 on May 4.
Works chosen across Indie Episodic, Shorts, Special Events sections of 2019 event declared, stressing Institute’s dedication to exhibit autonomous narration irrespective of form, format, or length Works selected across the Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events sections of the 2019 Sundance film festival were announced today, emphasising Sundance Institute’s commitment to showcasing bold independent storytelling …
Nine films have made it into the final list vying for an Academy Award nomination in the foreign language category. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the shortlist on Thursday, with films from Lebanon, Chile, Hungary, Senegal, Sweden, South Africa, Russia, Germany, and Israel. The nine films were chosen from a longer …
Mohammed Diab wins Best Director for “Clash”, “In the Last Days of the City” wins Best Film, and Heba Ali wins Best Actress for role in “Withered Green”
TV has become a disaster and needs urgent decisions
Mohammed Hammad awarded best director for Withered Green, and Ali Sobhi won best actor for Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim
Before this year’s round of the Cairo International Film Festival started, waves of criticism hit the festival’s 38th edition. The criticism revolved around the elimination of The Last Days of the City, the festival’s poor organisation, the presence of a big number of unknown artists, and the absence of the superstars who were keen to …
A few days before the opening ceremony of the 38th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Magda Wassef, the president of the festival, with representatives of the Parallel Programs running alongside the international competition in CIFF and the 4th Cairo Film Conncetion unveiled some secrets about one of Egypt’s most reputable artistic and cultural …
A new exhibition in Berlin gives visitors the chance to discover how past visions of the future were shown on film. Inspired, DW film critic Jochen Kürten presents his five favorite visions of the future.
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 …
Although independent film usually tackles important social and political issues, it recently began to attract numbers of passionate audiences in many countries worldwide
Despite being locally viewed at minor culture entities, independent movies are internationally awarded
Even though the mega blockbuster “Star Wars” appears to eclipse all other movies this year, there were many other memorable films. DW’s film editor Jochen Kürten reveals his 10 personal favorites.
In Egypt, the past four years since the 25 January Revolution held several overwhelming emotions for people, which differed from pride and happiness to depression and anger. That was definitely translated in films which were and are still being produced.
To break that taboo, Zawya Cinema’s screens will feature new Yemeni films to be shown to the public and open to discussion the behind-the-scenes actions with their makers.
Some films have been critical about some forms of masculinity, offering an ‘ideal’ for men to aspire to
Dancers were portrayed as artists, men-stealers, victims and outgoing characters in Egyptian films through the past century
The film tackles similar subjects as The Hunger Games but in a shallower way
Egyptian audiences enjoyed the introduction to this special and complicated genre
The film depends on its actors too much to hide the shortcoming of the story line
The dramatic content of the film effectively isolates the viewers
The film relies on Emma Thompson’s powerful performance as P L Travers