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KHOURIBGA, MOROCCO — In the closing scene of “Kedach ethabni” (How Much Do You Love Me, 2011), eight-year-old Adel walks out of his grandparents’ house, alone, the same way he entered it. He sits in silence on a wooden bench...
ISMAILIA — Among the featured programs at the 15th Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentary and Short Films was one titled “Revolution as seen by the other,” a selection of films made by non-Egyptians about the 25...
ISMAILIA – The 15th Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentary and Short Films opened on Saturday with “The Road to God” trilogy, a recently discovered film by the iconic Shadi Abdel Salam (1930-1986). Abdel Salam is best...
The “Be changed and bring about change” festival, held at downtown Cairo’s Metropolis Theater, presented its final play, "The World is a Comical Novel," this week. Adapted from a book by Egyptian writer Tawfiq al-Hakim (...
DUBAI – The 5th Gulf Film Festival closed on Monday night honoring the best in Gulf cinema. This year, 155 films from 40 nations competed for the festival’s awards. Akram Hidou received the Best Director Award in the Official Gulf...
For how long will artists continue “representing” the January revolution in didactic ways, pretending that their audience were neither part of the events, nor have they followed it closely on TV? It seems like it will still be a while....
THESSALONIKI, Greece — Several Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian co-productions were screened over the past week as part of the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival selection and AGORA, the festival’s film market. Most of the films dealt...
THESSALONIKI, Greece — The audience of the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival watched on Sunday “1/2 Revolution,” a documentary by filmmakers Omar Shargawi and Karim al-Hakim about the 25 January revolution in Egypt. The Danish...
Those who closely followed the program of the first Luxor African Film Festival could see certain themes running across feature, short and documentary films. Most of them were inspired by the social, cultural and political realities of the...
Screened at the Luxor African Film Festival last weekend, the Kenyan film “Soul Boy” is a seminal production in African cinema of the past few years. “Soul Boy” is the third film by the young Ghanaian-Kenyan filmmaker Hawa...