PROGRAMME: Alexandria’s Goethe Film Week

Ahram Online , Sunday 30 Apr 2017

Five of the nine Egyptian and international films are being screened in Egypt for the first time

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Goethe Film Week

The annual Goethe Film Week organised by Alexandria’s Goethe Institut takes place this year between 2 and 6 May at several venues including the Goethe Institut, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Jesuit Cultural Centre, and Zawya Alexandria.

This edition, titled 'A Matter of Persective,' presents a selection of nine films, including features and documentary films from Germany and the Arab world.

Egyptian documentary films that are part of the programme are One Plus One Makes a Pharaoh’s Chocolate Cake, directed by Marouan Omara and Islam Kamal, Little Eagles, directed Mohamed Rashad, and Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc directed by Iman Kamel.

“Topics this year cover issues of migration, the definition of homeland, revolutions, wars, family, and women in society,” according to the programme description.

Most of the films are having their Egyptian premiere, and some of the Egyptian and German film directors will be present for a discussion with the audience after the screenings.

All screenings are free and will take place in the evening, except for Saturday, 6 May, which will host a ‘Brunch and a Movie’ at the Goethe Institut, with the 1pm screening of the German documentary Overgames.


Tuesday, 2 May at the Goethe Institut

Me and Kaminski (Germany, 2015)
Director: Wolfgang Becker
Feature - German with Arabic subtitles

One Plus One Makes a Pharaoh’s Chocolate Cake (Egypt, Switzerland, 2017)
Directors: Marouan Omara, Islam Kamal
Documentary - Arabic, English with English subtitles 
Egyptian premiere, in presence of the director

Wednesday, 3 May at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Auditorium Hall

Wir waren Rebellen - We were Rebels (Germany, 2014)
Directors: Katharina von Schroeder, Florian Schewe
Documentary - English, Arabic, Dinka with English subtitles

Little Eagles (Egypt, Lebanon, 2016)
Director: Mohamed Rashad
Documentary - Arabic with English subtitles
Film premiere in presence of the director

Thursday, 4 May at Jesuit Cultural Centre

4 Kings (Germany, 2015)
Director: Theresa von Eltz
Feature - German with Arabic subtitles

Barakah meets Barakah (Saudi Arabia, 2016)
Mahmoud Sabbagh
Feature - Arabic with English subtitles
Alexandria premiere

Friday, 5 May at Jesuit Cultural Centre

24 Wochen (24 Weeks) (Germany, 2016)
Director: Anne Zohra Berrached
Feature - German with English subtitles
Film premiere in presence of the director

Saturday, 6 May

1pm at Goethe-Institut
Overgames (Germany, 2016)
Director: Lutz Dammbeck
Documentary - German with Arabic subtitles

6pm at Zawya Alexandria
Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc (Egypt, 2016)
Director: Iman Kamel
Documentary - Arabic, English with Arabic subtitles
Film premiere in presence of the director

Goethe Institut in Alexandria, 10 Street, El-Batalsa, Alazarita
Jesuit Cultural Centre, 298 Port Said Street, Cleopatra
Zawya Alexandria, Cinema Amir, Corner of Fouad Street and Safia Zaghloul Steet, Raml Station
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Port Said Street, El-Shatby, Alexandria

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