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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cinema Updates

Saturday July 9, 2011

COME AND SEE at the Jesuit Center at 6.30 PM
directed by Elem Klimov

Come and See is a 1985 Soviet war movie and psychological horror drama about and occurring during the Nazi German occupation Soviet Russia.
The screenplay is by Ales Adamovich and Elem Klimov. The script had to wait eight years for approval; the film was finally produced to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Soviet victory in World War II, and was a large box-office hit, with 28,900,000 admissions in the Soviet Union alone.

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 10, 2011

QUESTIONE DI CUORE (STROKE OF LUCK) at the Italian Institute of Culture in Zamalek, 6.00 PM (rerun at 8.00 PM) Italian with Italian subtitles

Directed by Francesca Archibugi.
Starring Antonio Albanese, Kim Rossi Stuart, Micaela Ramazzotti, Francesca Inaudi, Andrea Calligari.

Drama, 104 min. – Italy 2008.

Angelo is a young mechanic who hoards money, Alberto is a successful scriptwriter wasting words. Suffering a heart attack, they are admitted the same night in the same hospital. Here they share the same room and, although very different, they strike up a close friendship. Angelo, father of two kids and in love with his wife Rossana, tries to fix his life after being ill; Alberto, engaged to Carla but no longer in love with her, explores his unhappiness and looks for words to show it out. When they are discharged, Angelo’s home will become the workshop in which to fix the engine, the place from where the writer will find the genuine curiosity of a shared observation.

Tuesday July 12, 2011

JOSEPHS LEGENDE (THE LEGEND OF JOSEPH) Ballet at the Cairo Opera House Open Air Theater at 7.30 PM.
Runtime: 65 min

Josephs Legende, Opus 63, is an “opera without words” or“ballet-drama” composed by Richard Strauss (1864-1949) with libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874-1929).
Choreography by John Neumeier
Featuring Judith Jamison, Kevin Haigen, Karl Musil &
Ballet der Wiener Staatsoper

Thursday July 14, 2011 (updated)

ZEKREYAT EL-MEDINA EL FADILA (Memories of Utopia) at the Townhouse's Rawabet Theater at the at 7:00 PM.
Directed by Najla Rizk
Documentary film on Nubia

The documentary shows how the Aswan dam affected the Nubian community and culture, and is about the journey of one of the most famous Nubian singers and musicians Fikry Al-Kachef between Egyptian and the Sudanese parts of Nubia.

The director and important Nubian historians and poet Mr. Moheie Al-Dein Saleh will discuss the movie and the Nubian culture after the screening.

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