Whats on at the Kermet Ibn Hanie Cine Club

Ahram Online, Monday 26 Mar 2012

This April, Kermet Ibn Hanie Cultural Centre offers an awardwinning selection of films by well-known filmmakers such as Wong Kar Wai, David Lynch and Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Chuking Express

Sunday 1 April

City of God by Fernando Meirelles (2002) Brazil-France

A griping account of the lives of two young boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.

Sunday 8 April

Goodbye Lenin by Wolfgang Becker (2003) Germany

The story of a German family in the 1990s trying to cope with the recent fall of the Berlin Wall. The protagonists attempt to hide the unification of East and West Germany from their sick mother who was in a coma when the wall came down in 1989.

The film was nominated for a Golden Bear award at the Berlinale Festival. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe award.

Sunday 15 April

Chunking Express by Wong Kar Wai (1994) Hong Kong

Highly stylised,  a trait of Wong Kar Wai’s films, the story revolves around two cops and their love stories. Themes of strangers passing and loneliness are dominant throughout.

Sunday 22 April

Delicatessen by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1991) France

The debut feature of Jean-Pierre Jenet, this film is a surrealistic twisted tale that takes place in a hotel during an economic depression, where food is so rare that it is used as currency. The film, which won two awards for the best first work and best screenplay, includes a dose of quirky characters.  

Sunday 29 April

The Elephant Man by David Lynch (1980) U.S.

Shot in black and white, the film is based on the true story of John Merrick during the Victorian age, who was suffering from hideous deformities. A surgeon rescues him from being persecuted for looking like a monster.

The film was nominated for an Oscar.

All screenings start at 6:30pm at Kerment Ibn Hanie Cultural Centre located in 6 Ahmed Shawky Street , off Murad Street, Giza.


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