11 Jul 2011
Director Ahmed Samir Farag’s latest film, “Izaeit Hob” (Love Radio), takes its name after a youth radio program called “Dr. Love,” an adaptation of the famous radio show by Osama Mounir.
Meant to be a romantic...
10 Jul 2011
On Sunday the Cinema Syndicate held elections for its chairperson and board members at Faisal Nada Theater.
For the first time in the syndicate's history, only two members - former chairperson Mossaad Fouda and director Ali...
08 Jul 2011
Movies that touch on events as definitive as the Egyptian revolution walk a tightrope; if done correctly and timed carefully, they have great potential for success, but if they do not meet up to expectations, they will end up as disasters...
05 Jul 2011
Egypt’s Board of Censors has issued a report demanding the removal of two full scenes from the 2009 film “al-Mossafer” (The Traveler) prior to screening it in Egyptian cinemas.
The censors objected to an intimate love...
04 Jul 2011
Rising Egyptian actor Mohamed Karim was born to a whole family of medics, so it seemed inevitable he would inherit a love for the sacred profession. In his teen years, however, Karim found himself attracted to the glamour of the silver...
03 Jul 2011
There’s an old saying: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Had Egyptian actor Talaat Zakaria subscribed to this platitude, he might have gone down in history as a substandard comedian...
01 Jul 2011
NEW YORK - The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival closed on Thursday after showcasing 18 documentaries and shorts from 12 countries, including several inspiring films on sex trafficking and conflict zones, over the past two...
25 Jun 2011
The word “Al-Fagoumi” - the alias of Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm - is a linguistic combination of three Arabic words, reflecting aggressiveness, creative chaos and power inspired by people and poetry.
Director Essam al-...
24 Jun 2011
Thursday marked 16 years since Egyptian film director Atef al-Tayeb passed away. A pioneer of the “New Realism” wave that appeared in Egyptian cinema in the 1980s, he is considered one of the most influential filmmakers...
21 Jun 2011
Samy Oxide al-Carbon, a new film starring Egyptian comedian Hany Ramzy, reveals the problems of commercial cinema that persist post-25 January. Its simplistic plot suggests that nothing has changed in Egyptian society and hence the...