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 –...

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...

Décor: A Filmmaker’s Homage to Cinema

After gaining renown for independent films like Microphone, Heliopolis and Farsh we Ghata (Rags and Tatters), Ahmed Abdalla made his first large-scale production, Décor,...

Molding A Cinematic Picture

An Interview with Assistant Director Omar El Mohandes  by Nourhan Tawfik On a typical workday, Omar El Mohandes goes around with his meticulously prepared call sheet,...

The Regisseur – The Man behind the Success of a Film

By Ahmed Kafafi A casting agent or as he is called in Egypt the ‘regisseur’ or (regi) as he is always referred to in the...

Script Writers; the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

by Ahmed KafafiThe ‘script’ or, the backbone of any cinematic work, has to cope with many challenges and difficulties as well. Many mistakenly believe...

Film Review: El Gezira II

by Nourhan Tawfik Hordes of journalists surround police officer Roshdy, asking him: “do you expect something to happen tomorrow?”  Roshdy tries to act that it’s...

Night and Day in Cairo – A Sneak Peek

We dipped into our archives again and found something quite interesting. As the Cairo International Film Festival 2014 is happening this week, why not look...

Alexandria Film Festival Celebrates the Centenary of the Turkish Cinema

The Yunus Emre Institute in Alexandria participated in the Alexandria Film Festival by organizing a symposium on the Turkish cinema on the occasion of...

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