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41st CIFF: Recommended events for Saturday 23 November

Ahram Online recommends some daily highlights from the 41st Cairo International Film Festival (20-29 November)

Ahram Online , Friday 22 Nov 2019
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12pm - 2.15pm
Cairo Opera House, main hall
Film screening
"Brazil"
UK / USA, Fiction, 1985, Colour, 132 min
Director: Terry Gilliam
Screening is part of CIFF's tribute to Terry Gilliam

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state.

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3:30pm - 4.40pm
Cairo Opera House, small hall
Film screening
Beirut Terminus
Lebanon / UAE, Documentary, 2019, Colour, 71 min
Director: Elie Kamal
Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition
World Premiere

The film explores the notions of borders, identity and belongingness within a perpetually troubled region of the world.

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6.30pm - 8.30pm
Hanager Theatre
Special Event: Commemorating Youssef Cherif Rizkallah

Youssef Cherif Rizkallah, the iconic Egyptian film critic and historian, passed away in July 2019. The Cairo International Film Festival’s 41st edition is dedicated to the legendary expert who served the festival since 1987 and became its Artistic Director in 2000. Rizkallah is being honoured with many activities. The special event will bring the audience closer to the late critic's life and creative endeavours.

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9.30pm - 11.45pm
Cairo Opera House, main hall
Film screening
Between Heaven & Earth
Palestine / Iceland / Luxembourg, 2019, 92 min
Director: Najwa Najjar 
International Competition
World Premiere

Salma and Tamer have been married for five years in the Palestinian territories. The first time Tamer is given permission to cross the Israeli checkpoint is to file for divorce. In court, they make a shocking discovery about Tamer's father's past.

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Check CIFF's full programme here.

23 November full programme:

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Disclaimer: All data including synopses is based on CIFF's published material.

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