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At El Gouna Film Festival, writes Hani Mustafa, storytelling is what it’s all about

Lebanese film titled 1982, Sudanese documentary Talking About Trees and documentary Kabul, City in The Wind tackling Afghani issues, are screened within the ongoing El Gouna Film Festival

The Blue Elephant 2 which grossed LE 4 million on its first two days of screening, is a sequel to the highly successful The Blue Elephant (2014), a collaboration between director Marawan Hamed and novelist Ahmed Mourad

Currently screened in Egypt's cinemas, Al-Mamar (The Passage) is produced by Hisham Abdel-Khalek, written and directed by Sherif Arafa and co-written by Amir Taema

The third season of the thriller action TV series Klabsh (Handcuffs) is directed by Khairy Salem, while Al-Seham Al-Mareqa (Rogue Arrows) is created by Mohamed, Khaled and Sherine Diab

Hani Mustafa celebrates a sampling of 1919’s cultural pillars

The Japanese film Shoplifters had its Egypt premiere at the second Al-Gouna Film Festival last September

A look through Egyptian films that made big headlines in festivals, locally and internationally, and how they found their ways to the red carpet

Bassam Jarbawi’s narrative debut Screwdriver (Mafak) took part in the second El Gouna Film Festival competition

Two films from Syria - Of Fathers and Sons, and The Day I Lost My Shadow - as well as Gunshot from Egypt deal with the Arab region from the standpoint of recent political turmoil

The hero’s journey or odyssey is this year Ramadan TV series' new tide, with writers producing the narrowly structured works in a single format

The Cairo Cinema Days which run between 23 and 30 April extended its screenings to three venues in Cairo

Mahmoud Kamel and Iyad Hajjaj’s Dreams I Never Had, Mohamed Al-Darradji's The Journey and Olga Darfy's I Am Gagarin were among films screened during the Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival (3-9 March)

Israel certainly deserves the treatment of apartheid South Africa but social media debate over the Lebanese film did not advance the Palestinian cause or help formulate a clearer position on normalisation, argues film critic

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