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Panorama of the European Film: Ahram Online recommends: 2-6 November

Ahram Online's recommendations for the days between 2 and 6 November 2016, in Cairo.

Ahram Online , Wednesday 2 Nov 2016
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Returning to Egypt this fall is the Panorama of the European Film festival, now in its 9th edition.

 

Organised by Misr International Films in partnership with the European Union and Zawya, the festival runs from 2 November to 12 November.

 

Panorama is presided over by Marianne Khoury, with artistic director Stephanie Sicard.


Below are Ahram Online's recommendations for the days between 2 and 6 November, in Cairo.


Check the complete programme of Panorama for Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia and Port Said here

 
 

DATE

TIME
VENUE

FILM

Tue
2 Nov

9.30
Zawya

ON THE OTHER SIDE (Croatia) - European Cinema
Vesna is a middle-aged visiting nurse in Zagreb. Quietly she goes about her daily life of mundane chores: babysitting for her son, helping her daughter to prepare for her wedding. Out of the blue she gets a call from her husband Zarko, who left his family on the eve of the war to fight for "the other side". His reappearance sends her carefully reconstructed life into a tailspin, endangering her new identity.

Tue
2 Nov

9.30pm
Karim

DUST CLOTH (Turkey/Germany) - European Cinema

Shuttling between the destitution and wealth of the city, two cleaning ladies, Nesrin and Hatun, try to understand life and find a way of their own. As Hatun tries to save up enough money to buy a home in a neighborhood where she cleans houses, Nesrin struggles with the absence of her husband and her own loneliness, while also trying to find a way through life with her five year-old daughter. The paths of these two women may be different, but their companionship is enduring as they cling to disparate dreams.

Thu
3 Nov

 

6.30pm Karim

A WAR (Denmark) - European Cinema
Claus Pedersen, a Danish army commander in Afghanistan, does his best to lead his men with integrity and maintain their morale after one of their young comrades is killed by a landmine. During an unexpected siege, Claus makes a decision that will have consequences not only for him but for his family back in Denmark. He is faced with a moral dilemma while his wife Maria is trying to keep her family together in spite of the horrible thing that has happened.

Thu
3 Nov

6.45
French Institute

DON’T BREATHE (Canada) - Documentary Rendez-vous

The film is a dark comedy set in Tbilisi, Georgia. It tells the story of Levan, a man in his forties, who is suddenly led to question his existence because of a routine medical examination. This apparently minor event turns into the complete reassessment of his life, as he finds himself caught in a downward spiral of paranoia and doubt as he fumbles his way through the theatre of the absurd that we call life. Then a serendipitous event occurs... Using a playful tone and humor, the film examines the psychological nature of mankind when our bearings get lost and our imagination takes over, highlighting our common fears,fragility, hopes and resilience.

Thu
3 Nov

9.30pm
Zawya

THE WAIT (Italy/France) - Emerging Directors

In the vast rooms of an ancient villa, Anna spends her days in solitude. Only the footsteps of Pietro, the handyman, break the silence. Unexpectedly, Jeanne arrives, a young woman saying she is the girlfriend of Anna’s son, Giuseppe. He has invited her to spend a few days together but he’s not there. Soon he will be back, says Anna, unable to reveal an unspeakable truth. As the days go by, the two women slowly get to know each other and together they wait for Easter Day when Giuseppe will finally come home.

Thu
3 Nov

9.30pm
Karim

GREETINGS FROM FUKUSHIMA (Germany) - European Cinema
With the “Clowns 4 Help” organization, Marie, a german woman, hopes to bring joy to the Fukushima disaster survivors but she soon realizes she’s unsuited for the task. About to run away, she decides to stay with cantankerous old Satomi, the last geisha of Fukushima, who decided to retreat back to her ruined house in the formerly radioactive Exclusion Zone. Two women who couldn‘t be more different, but who, each in her own way, are trapped in the past and must learn to liberate themselves from guilt and the burden of memory.

Fri
4 Nov

10.30am
Karim

B-MOVIE (Germany) - Urban Lens: Spotlight on Berlin
Music, art and chaos in the wild West-Berlin of the 1980’s: the walled-in city became the creative melting pot for sub- and pop-culture. Before the iron curtain fell, everything and anything seemed possible. B-MOVIE is a fast-paced collage of mostly unreleased film and TV footage from a frenzied but creative decade, starting with punk and ending with the Love Parade, in a city where the days are short and the nights are endless. Where it was not about long-term success, but about living for the moment – the here and now.

Fri
4 Nov

1pm
Zawya

FREAK ORLANDO (Germany) - Carte Blanche
In the form of a "small theater of the world", Freak Orlando tells a history of the world from its beginnings to our day, including the errors, the incompetence, the thirst for power, the fear, the madness, the cruelty and the commonplace. Set in five episodes, Ottinger’s garishly costumed tales involves the Spanish Inquisition, traveling entertainers, Greek mythology, assorted bodily oddities, and general carnivalesque intrigue.

Fri
4 Nov

1pm
Karim

ADIEU BONAPARTE (France / Egypt) - Panorama Classics
In 1978, Napoleon lands his army in Egypt, defeats the Mameluke warlords, and goes to Cairo. Three brothers, fervent Egyptian patriots, reject the prospect of the French domination. Bakr, the eldest, is a hothead, quick to advocate armed rebellion; Ali is more philosophical and poetic while Yehia is young and impressionable. One of Bonaparte’s generals, Caffarelli, a scientist and a humanist, makes friends with two of them, Aly and Yehia. While the resistance fighters set against the bloody oppression, Caffarelli, leaves all warlike concerns behind and rebels himself Bonaparte’s destructive conquests.

Fri
4 Nov

6.45pm
Americana Plaza

ON CALL (France) - Documentary Rendez-vous

The consulting service is located in the Avicenne Hospital in Bobigny. It’s an outpost that seems abandoned at the end of a corridor. A large, dingy, run-down room where sick men show up, bearing physical scars, and whose pain seems closely linked to the suffering of exile.They keep coming back here because they still harbor hopes that this place will give them the means to stay afloat, to survive the turmoil of their lives hitting rock bottom.

Sat
5 Nov

10.30am
Zawya

THE LIVES OF OTHERS (Germany) - Urban Lens: Spotlight on Berlin
East Berlin, November 1984, five years before its downfall, the East-German government ensured its claim to power with a ruthless surveillance system. Party-loyalist Captain Gerd Wiesler hopes to boost his career when given the job of collecting evidence against the playwright Georg Dreyman and his girlfriend. What he didn't anticipate, however, was that submerging oneself into the world of the target also changes the surveillance agent. The immersion in the lives of others - in love, literature, free thinking and speech - makes Wiesler acutely aware of the meagerness of his own existence.

Sat
5 Nov

3.30pm
Karim

A SYRIAN LOVE STORY (UK, France, Lebanon, Syria) - Crossroads
Comrades and lovers Amer and Raghda met in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. When the director, McAllister, first meets their family in 2009, Raghda is back in prison leaving Amer to look after their 4 boys alone; but as the ‘Arab Spring’ sweeps the region, the family’s fate shifts irrevocably. Filmed over 5 years, the film charts their incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

Sat
5 Nov

6.30pm
Zawya

FIRE AT SEA (France) - Documentary Rendez Vous
About 200 km off Italy’s southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. The documentary captures life on the Italian island and the everyday reality of its local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores every week. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea.

Sat
5 Nov

6.45pm
French Institute

DEATH OF THE SERPENT GOD (Switzerland) - Documentary Rendez Vous
After a street fight goes wrong; Koumba, 20 years old, is expelled to Senegal. Having arrived in France at the age of two, she neglected to ask for French nationalization at her majority.In 48 hours, the young restless Parisian teenager becomes a Senegalese villager lost in the bush, far from her family and Paris life.The story of a five year exile: a news item becomes a tragic epopee.

Sun
6 Nov

 

10am
Karim

ANIMATION CENTRE OF TORINO - Panoranimation
Animated films from: Italian National Film School - Animation Center of Torino / Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Animation Short Film Program
Read more about the Panorama’s spotlight on animation here

Sun
6 Nov

 

1pm
Karim

FREAK ORLANDO (Germany) - Carte Blanche
In the form of a "small theater of the world", Freak Orlando tells a history of the world from its beginnings to our day, including the errors, the incompetence, the thirst for power, the fear, the madness, the cruelty and the commonplace. Set in five episodes, Ottinger’s garishly costumed tales involves the Spanish Inquisition, traveling entertainers, Greek mythology, assorted bodily oddities, and general carnivalesque intrigue.

Sun
6 Nov

 

6.45pm
French Institute

RUN LOLA RUN (Germany) - Urban Lens: Spotlight on Berlin
Lola gets a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. He left a bag containing 100,000 Deutsche Marks on the subway, and a bum made away with it. But Manni is expected to deliver the money at noon to a gangster otherwise he will probably get killed. His desperate plan; rob a bank. Lola's desperate plan; find the money somehow, somewhere, in 20 minutes. The story of Lola's run is told three times, each time with small differences, affecting the outcome and the fate of the characters.

 

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