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Art Alert: DCAF brings comedy 'Longwave' to Cairo and Alexandria - TRAILER

Longwave will be screened on three days in Cairo and Alexandria as part of D-CAF activities

Ahram Online, Tuesday 25 Mar 2014
Still from Longwave
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Longwave [Les grandes ondes (à l'oest)] is a 2013 comedy directed by Lionel Baier. The film is a co-production by Switzerland, France and Portugal. It premiered in Paris in February 2014.

The film presents a small team from the Radio Suisse Romande that is commissioned to work on a story about Swiss aid in Portugal. But nothing goes according to the plan, since the journalists find themselves in the middle of the Carnation Revolution, a military coup that overthrew the regime of Estado Novo in April 1974.

This entertaining take on the events in Portugal from the perspective of a team of journalists intertwines elements of comedy with struggles for freedom while the burlesque attitudes of the characters are at times topped with a dosage of melancholy.

The screening will have English and Arabic subtitles.

The film screening is part of the annual Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) taking place between 20 March and 11 April in Cairo and Alexandria.


Thursday 27 March at 9pm
Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. off of Talaat Harb St (screening is part of cooperation between D-CAF and Zawya)

Sunday 30 March at 7pm
French Institute, 30, El Nabi Danial St., Mahatet Misr, Alexandria

Tuesday 1 April at 9pm
Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said St. off of Talaat Harb St (screening is part of cooperation between D-CAF and Zawya)

Ahram Online is the Main Press Partner of this year's D-CAF
See D-CAF’s complete programme here.

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