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French Cinema Week: Cairo, Alexandria celebrate diversity of French film

Screenings run from 13 to 17 March at the Cairo and Alexandria French institutes

Ahram Online , Wednesday 15 Mar 2017
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The French Institute in Egypt is currently hosting French Cinema Week, with films screening between 13 and 17 March in Cairo and Alexandria.

The cinema week's line-up includes 15 movies of varying genres, tackling subjects such as love, childhood, fear, and politics.

The event celebrates the diversity and productivity of French cinema. The week is also intended to prompt critical discussion, free expression, and enthusiastic, friendly conversations about film.

Movies screening at Cairo's French Institute include Les Yeux sans Visage (Eyes without a Face, 1960) by Georges Franju and Claude Sautet, and Ascenseur pour l’echafaud (Elevator to the Gallows,1957) by Louis Malle.

Films screening at Alexandria's French Institute include Mauvais Sang (Bad Blood, 1986) by Léo Carax, Jules et Jim (Jules and Jim, 1962) by François Truffaut, Les Garçons et Guillaume à table (Me, Myself and Mum, 2013) by Guillaume Gallienne, L'exercice de l'État (The Exercise of the State, 2011) by Pierre Schoeller, and Ridicule (Ridiculous, 1996) by Patrice Leconte.

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