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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Cinema Updates

Saturday July 2, 2011

WATER at the Jesuit Center in Fagalla at 6:30 PM
(Adults only) (2006 / India / Canada)
Directed by Deepa Mehta. In English.
Starring: Lisa Ray, John Abraham
Oscar winner best foreign film 2005 and won another 16 awards.

Screened at the Jesuit Center's "Gameat El Nahdet El Alamea wel Thaqafiya"
15 Mahrani street, behind the Jesuit School, Faggala
close to Shohadaa metro stop.

* For inquiries: (mobile) 0106445836 (landline) 25920909

Sunday July 3, 2011 (2 events)
EL FAGOUMI at the Amir Taz Palace at 6.30 PM. Arabic. Entrance free.
The film focuses on the friendship between iconic Egyptian poets Ahmed Fouad Negm (popularly known as al-Fand El Sheikh Imam Eissa, a relationship that spanned several decades from the 1952 revolution until the 1980s, amid the changes that Egyptian society experienced.

CAOS CALMO (QUIET CHAOS) at the Italian Institute of Culture in Zamalek at 6.00 PM (rerun at 8.00 PM).
Italian with English subtitles.
Drama, running time 112 min. – Italy 2007. Loneliness and Incommunicability in human relationships
Directed by Antonello Grimaldi.
Starring: Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Alessandro Gassman, Isabella Ferrari, Blu Yoshimi.

Quiet chaos is the feeling Paladini has inside his heart since his wife Lara has passed away. One summer day, Lara dies suddenly, but Pietro is at the seaside, saving another woman’s life, a total stranger. His daughter Claudia is ten years old and in fifth grade.

Pietro accompanies his daughter to school on her first day, and quite unexpectedly decides to wait until all her classes are over. The next day he does the same thing, day after day he follows the same routine. He remains in his car waiting for her. Pietro waits for the pain to arrive, but after the quiet chaos begins a time of awakening.

Tuesday July 5, 2011

RABBIT HOLE at the Open Air Theater at the Cairo Opera House in Zamalek at 7
(USA) (Runtime: 91 min)
Directed by John Cameron Mitchell.
Featuring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest.

Synopsis: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. Based on a play by David Lindsay-Abaire. Nominated for Oscar.

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