European Film Panorama Festival: Documentary Rendez Vous/Animation category

Tuesday 2 Oct 2012

Jews of Egypt

Documentary Rendez Vous / Animation: JEWS OF EGYPT

Directed by: Amir Ramsis / Haitham El-Khamissi

Synopsis: 'Jews of Egypt' is a documentary that captures fragments of the lives of the Egyptian Jewish community in the first half of the twentieth century until their second grand exodus after the tripartite attack of 1956. It is an attempt to understand the change in the identity of the Egyptian society that turned from a society full of tolerance and acceptance of one another and how it changed gradually by mixing religious and political views into a society that rejects the others. This is a film about the cosmopolitan Egypt in the 40s and Egypt in the new millennium. How did the Jews of Egypt turn in the eyes of Egyptians from partners in the same country to enemies? 

Duration: 90 min 

Country: Egypt 

Programme:

Saturday 6 October, 6:30pm at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial

Data provided by the Misr International Films - Youssef Chahine

 

Documentary Rendez Vous / Animation: MY SCHEHERAZADE

Directed by: Heba Yousry

Synopsis: Scheherazade is a star who has dedicated her entire life and energy to the art of singing. The director, who is her granddaughter, records several interviews with her about the role that singing and performing had in her life. She takes a closer look at what a star is made of, what art is made of and what happens when art consumes one so much that it becomes an obsession. Through a series of revealing interviews with grandma, the director captures a rare documentary that will show what becomes of a soul possessed by a tyrant created through the love of performance. 

Duration: 81 min

Country: Egypt 

Programme:

Tuesday 9 October, 6:30pm at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial

Data provided by the Misr International Films - Youssef Chahine

 

Documentary Rendez Vous / Animation: SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN 

Directed by: Malik Bendjelloul

Synopsis: Rodriguez was the greatest ’70s US rock icon who never was. His albums were critically well-received, but sales bombed, and he faded away into obscurity among rumours of a gruesome death. However, as fate would have it, a bootleg copy of his record made its way to South Africa, where his music became a phenomenal success. When his second album finally gets released on CD in South Africa, two fans take it as a sign, deciding to look into the mystery of how Rodriguez died and what happened to all of the profits from his album sales. 

Duration: 86 min

Country: Sweden 

Programme:

Thursday 4 October, 1:00pm at City Stars Cinema, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Nasr City

Friday 5 October, 6:30pm at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial

Friday 5 October, Midnight at City Stars Cinema, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Nasr City

Data provided by the Misr International Films - Youssef Chahine

 

Documentary Rendez Vous / Animation: LE GUSTO

Directed by: Safinez Bousbia

Synopsis: A rhythmic cocktail of Andalusian, Berber, Arabic, and Flamenco traditions, chaabi music was the heart and soul of cosmopolitan Algiers in the 1940s. When the war of independence tore apart the peaceful Muslim and Jewish communities that came together to play this joyful, sometimes scandalous music, its greatest practitioners were flung back to France or scattered across an austere and increasingly authoritative Algeria.

Fast-forward to 2003, when filmmaker Safinez Bousbia discovered some old photographs of a music class from the '40s in an antique shop in Algiers. Inspired, she spent the next several years tracking down a group of friends kept apart for five decades to stage an extraordinary reunion concert. 

Duration: 90min

Country: Ireland 

Programme:

Wednesday 3 October, 1:00pm at City Stars Cinema, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Nasr City

Friday 5 October, 1:00pm at City Stars Cinema, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Nasr City

Monday 8 October, 1:00pm at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial

Monday 8 October, 6:30pm at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial

 

Documentary Rendez Vous: MARLEY

Directed by: Kevin Macdonald

Synopsis: Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. "Marley" is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
 

Duration: 144 min

Country: United Kingdom 

Programme:

Wednesday 3 October, 6:30 pm at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial

Thursday 4 October, Midnight at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial

Friday 5 October, 9:30 pm at City Stars Cinema, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Nasr City

Tuesday 9 October, 10:30 am at City Stars Cinema, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Nasr City

 

Data provided by the Misr International Films - Youssef Chahine

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