Cinema

Indonesia bans Hollywood epic 'Noah' over Islamic concerns

 Russell Crowe
25 Mar 2014
Indonesia has banned Hollywood biblical epic "Noah" starring Russell Crowe, censors said Tuesday, the latest Muslim country to stop the film being screened due to concerns it contradicts Islamic values.   Censors in the...
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The Square: Story of lost revolutionaries

Protesters greet army soldiers as they stand guard on a street leading to Tahrir square where protesters gathered for a mass protest to support the army, in Cairo 26 July 2013.
02 Mar 2014
Today at 2am Cairo time, viewers from around the world will tune into the annual Oscars ceremony, where an Egyptian film has been nominated to win the "Best Documentary Feature" for 2014.   The Square, a documentary film...
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Luxor film festival of African liberation, leaders’ families invited

10 Dec 2013
The Luxor Festival for the African Cinema announced on Tuesday the launching of a new section for movies carrying the theme of liberation movements in Africa.   The festival will feature films produced over the past 30 years, such as...
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State-run authority releases a book on Jews in Egyptian Cinema

"Jews and cinema in Egypt and the Arab world" book cover
21 Nov 2013
The state-owned General Authority for Cultural Palaces has recently released the book “Jews and cinema in Egypt and the Arab world” by critic Ahmed Raafat Bahgat, to tackle the role of Jewish cinema makers and artists in the...
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Women's international film festival to open Saturday

13 Nov 2013
The sixth Cairo International Women’s Film Festival (CIWFF) will open on Saturday, running from 16-22 November. 35 movies from 25 countries will be screened during the bumper festival.   CIWFF will open with a screening of...
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European Film Panorama set to begin 27 November

European film panorama
29 Oct 2013
Filmmaker and producer Marianne Khoury, director of the European Film Panorama Foundation, has said that the sixth Panorama will begin on 27 November until 7 December in three movie theatres for the first time since the launch of the event...
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CineMobile Film Festival withdraws 'Ensan' award amid intellectual piracy claims

10 Oct 2013
The management of CineMobile Film Festival have withdrawn its grand award, earlier given to the film "Ensan," after receiving complaints the movie had plagiarised from an Asian film. The management of the festival received...
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Cinema Industry Chamber: Egyptian movie pirating rising

03 Oct 2013
The Cinema Industry Chamber said that pirating of Egyptian movies has increased over the past period with around 22 TV channels whose identity is unknown screening Egyptian movies.   Sayyed Fathy, general director of the chamber, said...
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"Chaos, Disorder" awarded grand prize at Oran Festival

Ramzy Liner, Ayten Amer and Mohamed Farrag at "Choas, Disorder" premiere.
01 Oct 2013
Egyptian film "Chaos, Disorder" (Harag w' Marag) has received the grand prize at the seventh Oran Film Festival.   The film tied with the Syrian film "Mariam," directed by Basil al-Khatib.   "Chaos,...
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Winter of Discontent to represent Egypt at the Oscars

Amr Waked at Winter Discontent premiere
29 Sep 2013
The Filmmakers Syndicate chose the Egyptian film "Winter of Discontent" for submission to the Academy Awards to compete for the Best Foreign Language Film.    This came following a meeting at the syndicate with the...
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