Art Alert: Screening of Iranian film The Mirror in Cairo

Ahram Online , Wednesday 13 Apr 2016

The screening is part of the Arab Digital Expression Foundation's programme 'A Close Look At Iranian Cinema'

The Mirror
(Photo: Fragment from promotional material)

The Arab Digital Expression Foundation will screen Iranian film The Mirror by iconic Iranian film director Jafar Panahi on Tuesday.

The 1997 film is one of Panahi’s chef d’oeuvres, coming after his debut feature The White Balloon, which was released in 1995.

According to the event description on Facebook, the film is centred on a young girl who departs school one day and does not find her mother waiting for her, and so decides to head back home without knowing the exact address, following the path she remembers instead.

The film stars Mina Mohammad Khani, Aido Mohammadkhani, Kazem Mojdehi and has garnered three main awards -- the Golden Leopard award at the Locarno International Film Festival, the Golden Tulip award at the Istanbul International Film Festival, and the Silver Screen Award at the Singapore International Film Festival.

The film will be screened as part of the foundation's DECA April programme, "A Close Look At Iranian Cinema", a programme managed and put together by Egyptian writer Mohamed El-Masry.

El-Masry will introduce the film on Tuesday and also lead a discussion on it following the screening. 

Tuesday, 19 April, 6:30pm

Arab Digital Expression Foundation, 143 Street Number 8, Muqattam City, Cairo

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