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CIFF41: Recommended events for Sunday 24 November

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

Ahram Online , Saturday 23 Nov 2019
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11.30am - 1.10pm
Cairo Opera House, main hall
Film screening
The Scarecrows
Tunisia / Morocco / Luxembourg
Fiction, 2019, Color, 97 min
Director: Nouri Bouzid
Middle East Premiere  

In 2013, Zina and Djo return to Tunisia from Syria where they were kidnapped and raped. Nadia, a lawyer, helps them to rehabilitate. She asks Idris, a young man, to help Zina hoping the meeting can help them open their black boxes.

The Scarecrows
Still from The Scarecrows

3:00pm - 4.00pm
Cairo Opera House, small hall
Film screening
For the Cause
Morocco
Fiction, 2019, Color, 93 min
Director: Hassan Benjelloun
Arab Competition
World Premiere

Karim, a Palestinian man and Sirine, a French woman cross the Morocco-Algeria border to join their band in Oran. The absurdity of border rules leaves them banned trapped on a bridge linking between the two countries.

For the Cause
Still from For the Cause

6pm - 8pm
Cairo Opera House, main hall
Film screening
Arrest
Romania 
Fiction, 2019, Color, 126 min
Director: Andrei Cohn
Critics Week
MENA Premiere

In August 1983, for unknown reasons, Dinu, a Romanian engineer, gets arrested while he was spending time with his wife and two sons by the beach. He is locked in the same cell with Vali, a small-time crook, who turned to be not just another cellmate.

Arrest
Still from Arrest

9.30pm - 11pm
Karim 1 Cinema
Film screening
Ghost Tropic
Belgium 
Fiction, 2019, Color, 84 min
Director: Bas Devos
International Competition
MENA Premiere  

After a long day at work, Khadija, who is in her 50s, sleeps at the last metro heading home. When she wakes up at the end of the line, she discovers that she has to walk home. On the way she meets who and what makes her rethink her life.

Ghost Tropic
Still from Ghost Tropic

Check CIFF's full programme here.

24 November full programme:

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

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