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Art Alert: The Mice Room and Ext. Night to screen at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The two films will be screened on two consecutive Sundays with directors holding discussions about their work

Ahram Online , Sunday 23 Jun 2019
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On two consecutive Sundays, on 23 June and 30 June, two films by Egyptian directors — EXT. Night (Leil Kharegi) and The Mice Room — will be screened at the Alexandria Library.
 
The screenings are under the themed programme of 'Feature Films in Hard Times,' curated by Bibliotheca Alexandria.
 
EXT. Night is directed by Ahmad Abdalla, written by Sherif El-Alfy and produced by Hala Lotfy.
 
The 2018 adventure/biographical drama stars Karim Kassem, Mona Hala, Sherif Dessouky, Basma, Ahmed Malek, among others.
 
The film follows three individuals who break social norms and test boundaries when they meet on an extraordinary night. Each character is fighting their own battle, leading to an unexpected journey in the city.
 
Filmmaker Ahmad Abdalla will be present for a discussion with the audience.
 
EXT Night
(Photo: still from EXT Night)
 
Directed by six filmmakers, the 2013 fiction feature film The Mice Room is a single work with six distinct storylines.
 
The film is a fascinating experiment that aims to capture the spirit of the city of Alexandria, a critique in Variety reveals.
 
The film features actors Hanan Youssef, Moustafa Darwish, Noura Saafan, Nihad Yahia, Kamal Ismail, Malak Magdy, Zeyad Salem, Nabil Nour El Deen, Nadia Abdel Salam, Islam Kamal, Sara Hatem, Ahmed El Rafey, Sherifa Taha, Heba Ayman, Omar Elhamy, Nada Riyadh, Tarek Moustafa, Rabab Salah and Azza El Sayed.
 
Similar to the EXT. Night, the screening of The Mice Room will be followed by a discussion with the directors — Mayye Zayed, Mohamed Zedan, Ahmed Magdy Morsy, Hend Bakr, Nermin Salem and Mohamad El-Hadidi.
 
The Mice Room
(Photo: still from The Mice Room)

Programme:
 
EXT. Night
Sunday, 23 June at 7pm
 
The Mice Room
Sunday, 30 June at 7pm
 
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Auditorium Hall, Alexandria
 

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