26 Jun 2012
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).
18 Jun 2012
A few minutes before “Al-Maslaha” (The Goods) ends, Hamza, the idealistic narcotics officer, unexpectedly turns around and shoots the Bedouin Suleiman in cold blood after the drug dealer’s surrender, avenging his...
03 Jun 2012
Faten Hamama, one of Egypt’s most renowned actresses, has said she wouldn’t mind returning to act in movies again, but only if she “gets a script that fits” her.
In an exclusive interview on her birthday, Hamama...
28 May 2012
It’s been a rough decade for neo-Luddites, especially the filmmakers among them. Those for whom the whir of a projector evokes immediate feelings of pure bliss have had to suffer as theaters worldwide continue to convert to film-less...
24 May 2012
Although filmmaker Jocelyne Saab was born and raised and is based in Beirut, her filmmaking career has also centered on Cairo. She shot one documentary in the city in 1979, a second in 1986 and a third on Arab dancing in 1989. And because...
10 May 2012
Al-Azhar rejected and expressed deep concern over Iran’s intention to produce a movie that personifies the Prophet Mohamed and recounts his life story.
All the scholars of Al-Azhar and the Sunni communities rejected the work...
25 Apr 2012
Sometimes certain questions are asked over and over again, because the answers they provoke are never satisfying. In Cairo since 25 January, in the midst of everything else, one such persistent question has arisen: how is art responding to...
24 Apr 2012
A court upheld Tuesday the jail sentence of one of the Arab world's most famous comedic actors for insulting Islam in his films.
Haram misdemeanor court sentenced Adel Imam Tuesday to three months in jail and fined him LE100.
17 Apr 2012
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...
10 Apr 2012
Actor Fouad Khalil died Monday after a long battle with illness. He was 72.
Khalil spent his last few days at Galaa Military Hospital.
"The funeral will take place on Tuesday at Rabaa al-Adaweya Mosque. Condolences will be offered...