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Cairo's Zawya art-house resumes film screenings

After taking a summer break, Zawya will resume its activities this week with screenings of award-winning films and the commemoration of several cinema stars who passed away recently

Ahram Online , Wednesday 19 Aug 2015
The Lunchbox
Still from The Lunchbox, 2013 (Photo: Courtesy of Zawya)
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Following a two-month break, Zawya reopens its doors with the Egyptian premiere of Wild Tales, an Argentinean dark comedy nominated for an Oscar and a Cannes Palm d’Or. The first screening will take place on 26 August.

Wild Tales presents six short films about love, deception, tragedy, the return of the past, and the violence in simple details of everyday life.

In collaboration with Cimatheque and the French Institute, Zawya will screen a selection of films from Critics’ Week, an event that runs parallel to Cannes.

Zawya’s Critics’ Week is set to feature International Critics’ Week Grand Prize winner Aqui Y Alla (Antonio Méndez Esparza, 2012), Camera d’Or winner Las Acacias (Pablo Giorgelli, 2011), Academy Award nominee The Tribe (Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, 2014), and Dubai International Film Festival winner The Lunchbox (Ritesh Batra, 2013).

Zawya will commemorate iconic stars lost during the past year by dedicating its Sunday screenings to works by Egypt’s leading men.

Zawya is the first art-house cinema in Egypt, the brainchild of Misr International Films, the film production company set up by renowned late Egyptian director Youssef Chahine.

Since its launch in 2014, Zawya has offered Egypt’s audience a selection of alternative films from around the world. It also focuses on encouraging local and regional independent films by supporting young and emerging filmmakers.

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