Egyptian films in cinemas:
Ramsis-Paris, Harley, Moghamarat Coco (Coco’s Adventures), Baad El-Shar (Away from Evil), Saat Egaba (Hour of Answer), Day 13, Ibn El-Hajj Ahmed (Son of Hagg Ahmed).
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The Super Mario Bros in cinemas
The 2023 animated film follows a plumber named Mario who travels through an underground labyrinth with his brother, Luigi, trying to save a captured princess. Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, the film was released across international cinemas on 5 and 6 April this year.
Gowa El-Sandouk (Inside the Box)
Thursday 4, Friday 5 May, 7pm
Amir Taz Palace, 27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Cairo
Directed by Eslam Emam, the play features numerous young talented actors. Emam is among the known Egyptian theatre directors. His work titled The Optimist which was an adaptation of Voltaire's Candide, was one of the most successful performances of 2020; it garnered numerous awards at the 13th National Theatre Festival (2021).
Thursday 4 May, 9pm
El Damma Theatre, 30A El Belaasa Str, Abdeen, Cairo
The popular El-Tanboura troupe keeps alive old tunes once heard all over Port Said, Suez and Ismailia. El-Tanbura was established by Zakaria Ibrahim in 1988 in Port Said, when he brought together the masters of the simsimia, encouraging them in the revival of their musical heritage.
Two dance performances in one night
How El Fann Began and (Un-)Identified Movements
Thursday 4 May, 8pm
Jesuit Cultural Center - Alexandria
How El Fann Began is a personal point of view from the artist no. 249817 and his experience of the art scene. (Un-)Identified Movements is a multidisciplinary performance that merges between dance, music and video installation while seeking to present dance in new dimensions and new perspectives.
Wala Fi El-Ahlam - musical theatre
Friday 5, Saturday 6, Sunday 7 May, 8pm
Kasr El-Nil Theatre, off Tahrir Square, Cairo Downtown
Premiering in February 2023, the play Wala Fi El-Ahlam had several runs until Ramadan. It now returns to Downtown’s Kasr El-Nil Theatre. Directed by Hany Afifi, this romantic comedy takes place in the 1960s where two brothers create a potion allowing them to escape reality and reach their wildest dreams.
Read the review of the play
Said El-Artist concert
Monday 8 May, 9pm
Tahrir Cultural Centre, Tahrir Sq, Cairo
In his debut appearance at the Tahrir Cultural Centre, the master tabla player Said El-Artist will present dozens of his students in a grand concert spanning multiple generations of rhythmic colors.
Break A Leg, Vol 2
Sunday 7 May, 8pm
Rawabet Art Space, 5 Hussein Basha Al-Meamari, Marouf, Cairo
Break A Leg is a series of one day events that present a variety of dance performances. The Vol 2 will showcase 3 different contemporary dance performances: Mountain Trail by Samar Ezzat, Trio by Ziad Wallace, Ziad Medhat and Mohanad Azzam, and How El Fann Began by Mounir Saeed. The latter performance is also staged at Jesuit Cultural Center - Alexandria on 4 May.
Screening of Alphaville (1965)
Monday 8 May, 7.30pm
French Institute - Alexandria, 30 Nabi Daniel Street
Alphaville - A Strange Adventure of Lemmu Caution, is a multi-award winning film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard and starring Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina and Akim Tamiroff. The plot revolves around A U.S. secret agent who is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.
The screening is part of the EU FILM SCREENINGS, a collaborative project that presents numerous European films across Alexandria’s foreign cultural centres.