Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture

Books no matter what

The Cairo International Book Fair kicks off in spite of back-breaking challenges, Soha Hesham reports

Nader Abbassi: A maestro with many hats

Just days prior to conducting the United Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert featuring soprano Fatma Said at the new Grand Egyptian Museum, renowned Egyptian maestro Nader Abbassi talks about his rich journey in music

Nakba Lite on Netflix

The first feature film on the Nakba to stream on Netflix is a haunting drama that skillfully depicts Palestinian dispossession.

Face off

Filmmaker Ayten Amin’s second feature film discusses a very delicate matter, writes Soha Hesham

Landscape galore

Rania Khallaf reviews two 2023 exhibitions that started in 2022

Rodin’s Egyptian dreams

A new Paris exhibition explores the relationship between French sculptor Auguste Rodin and ancient Egyptian art, writes David Tresilian

An adventure in film

Nahed Nasr sought out Kaouther Ben Hania

New contributions to translation

Late translator Humphrey Davies and Dutch scholar Marcel Kurpershoek have supplied new additions to NYU’s Library of Arabic Literature, underlining the scope of this important series, writes David Tresilian

2022 Yearender: The blazing cold

Hani Mustafa reviews the cinematic history of the Cold War

The Jeddah connection

Back from the second Red Sea International Film Festival, Nahed Nasr has more to report.

Cosmopolitan nostalgia

Soha Hesham saw one of Shahid platform’s new horror productions


Rania Khallaf spoke to Yasser Gad about his latest exhibition

Second chances

Nahed Nasr reports from the second Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah

Triangulating melancholy

The 15th Panorama of the European Film kicked off last Thursday, Soha Hesham reports

Still nights

Ati Metwaly imparts the season’s musical greetings

Decaying values

Hani Mustafa saw Ahmed Abdalla’s latest movie

Daring dreams

Fresh from the Cairo International Festival, Nahed Nasr celebrates four short films from Egypt

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