Last Update 0:6
Monday, 29 May 2017

Programme: First Cairo Cinema Days by Zawya to visit four cities

The festival is scheduled to kick off in the second week of May and will include documentaries, shorts, fiction and a retrospective from the region

Ahram Online , Wednesday 3 May 2017
cairo cinema days
Cairo Cinema Days will include a retrospective for Lebanese director Maroun Baghdadi
Share/Bookmark
Views: 966
Share/Bookmark
Views: 966

Zawya’s first edition of Cairo Cinema Days Arab film festival will take place in Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia and Port Said showcasing 40 films between 9 to 16 May.

The festival aims to encourage and revive the Arab independent production scene and regional cinema.

The selection includes 40 films from 10 Arab countries including, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Jordan, as well as Egyptian productions dating between 2015 and 2017.

Cairo Cinema Days will showcase 13 Documentaries, 7 fiction films, and two short film programmes each with six films.

A retrospective for Lebanese director Marwan Baghdadi will screen seven of his film including Little Wars, Out of Life and Beirut, Oh Beirut.

Baghdadi won the Cannes Jury Prize in 1991 for Out of Life , and is known for his films that vividly portray the Lebanese civil war.

Two films by Egyptian director Marouan Omara; The Visit, and One Plus One Makes a Pharaoh’s Chocolate Cake will be screened for the In Conversation section followed by a panel discussion with the director.

In addition to a selection form contemporary cinema, the programme also promises to spotlight films “considered landmarks of the rich history of Arab cinema,” according to Zawya.

In parallel to the screenings there will be a number of workshops and discussions with the filmmakers.

Programme:

Screenings at Zawya Cinema:

zawya schedule

Screenings at Zamalek Cinema:

zamalek schedule

Screenings in Alexandria, Ismailia and Portsaid:

cities
 

Cairo Cinema Days runs from 9 to 16 May

Venues:
Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo
Zamalek Cinema, 13 Shagaret El-Dor Street, Zamalek, Cairo
Amir Cinema, 32 El-Horeya Rd, Al Mesallah Sharq, Qesm Al Attarin, Alexandria
Donia Ismailia Cinema, 185 Amr Ibn El Aas St., El Afrang District, Inside Donia Mall, Ismailia
Rio Cinema, Gomhouriya St., Port Said

For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts  and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture

 

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.