Ladder to Damascus

by Eleonora Vio The retrospective of the movie, which had its premiere in Toronto Film Festival in 2013, was going to take place...

Cairo Drive: A Ride Through the Humor and Horrors of Cairo

by Soha El Sirgany photos courtesy of Sherief El Katsha Directed by Egyptian filmmaker Sherief Elkatsha, Cairo Drive is a documentary portrait of the capital –...

Amitabh Bachchan: The Man Behind the Legend

By Soha Elsirgany Photos courtesy of Soha Elsirgany Radiant with charisma and energy, and armed with his signature deep baritone voice, Amitabh Bachchan’s presence on the...

Must-Watch January Movie Releases

The Great Wall  Release Date: January 4 Genre: Action, Fantasy Director: Yimou Zhang Cast: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe Synopsis: A mercenary warrior is imprisoned within the Great...

Venturing through the Lost Treks of Time

By Ingy Higazy An intricately woven tale of change, hardship, and defiance set in 20th century Arabia, award-winning film Theeb (2014) by Naji Abu Nowar has...

I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

By Mostafa Ismail Screened at Zawya during the fourth edition of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) in April, I Travel Because I Have to,...

Venturing through the Lost Treks of Time

An intricately woven tale of change, hardship, and defiance set in 20th century Arabia, award-winning film Theeb (2014) by Naji Abu Nowar has gained wide...

In Search of Extraordinary Abilities: Film Review

By Ahmed Kafafi Long hailed as one of Egypt’s foremost directors, Dawoud Abdel Sayed’s repertoire includes films like El Sa’aleek (The Vagabonds), El Bahth ‘An...

New Film Releases January 2015

Paddington Is a comedy/ family British film directed and written by Paul King. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonnevill, Colin Firth, Sally Hawkins & Julie...

Cinema schools and acting workshops, a role amid backbreaking challenges

by Ahmed Kafafi For ages, learning the art of acting had remained an oral tradition, or an on-the-job training. Only those who have embarked on...

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