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Euro Film Panorama: Thu 28 Nov Daily Recommendation

Ahram Online recommends 'Giraffada' (France, Germany, Italy, Palestine 2013), 'Oh Boy' (Germany 2012), 'Harmony Lessons' (Kazakhstan, Germany, France 2013)

Ahram Online, Wednesday 27 Nov 2013

Giraffada (France, Germany, Italy, Palestine 2013)


Yacine is the veterinarian at the only remaining zoo in the Palestinian West Bank. He lives alone with his 10-year-old son, Ziad. The child has a special bond with the two giraffes at the zoo. He seems to be the only one able to communicate with them. After an air raid on the region the male giraffe dies. His mate, Rita, won't survive unless the veterinarian finds her a new companion. The only zoo that might provide this animal is located in Tel Aviv.

Thursday 28 November, 9:30pm at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abdel-Aziz Al-Saud St., El Manial (talk by director and actors)

Read more on the film, watch its trailer and its screening times here.

Uroki garmonii (Harmony Lessons) (Kazakhstan, Germany, France 2013)


Aslan, a 13-year-old boy living with his grandma, is a schoolboy in a crime-ridden village in Kazakhstan. Corruption and violence conflict drastically with his obsession for perfection. Aslan sees evil personified in school gang leader, Bolat, who humiliates him in front of his classmates and extorts money from other kids, beating them up severely. To rid his school of crime, Aslan decides to take action against Bolat.

Thursday 28 November, 9:30pm at City Stars Cinema, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Nasr City

Read more on the film, watch its trailer and its screening times here.

Oh Boy (Germany 2012)


Niko lives for the moment, dreaming, drifting and marvelling until he's confronted by his girlfriend breaking up with him, his father cutting off his allowance and a psychiatrist confirming his “emotional imbalance.” But all Niko wants is a decent cup of coffee.

Thursday 28 November, 6.30pm at Plaza Cinema, Americana Plaza Mall, Sheikh Zayed

Read more on the film, watch its trailer and its screening times here.

Read Ahram Online's review of the film here.


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