In these pages you will hopefully find interesting tips on how to take advantage of Cairo's many cultural opportunities, with particular attention to live events. Cairo Live Events Guide does not pretend to be exhaustive but will try to cover main events open to the public.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Cinema Updates

Saturday 16 July, 2011

BLINDNESS at the Jesuit Center in Fagalla at 6:30 PM
(Brazil / Canada, 2008), based on the novel by the late Brazilian author Jose Saramago
English

Directed by Fernando Meirelles
Starring Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo

A doctor's wife becomes the only person with the ability to see in a town where everyone is struck with a mysterious case of sudden blindness. She feigns illness in order to take care of her husband as her surrounding community breaks down into chaos and disorder. (Imdb.com)

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 17, 2011

LO SPAZIO BIANCO (THE WHITE SPACE) at the Italian Institute of Culture in Zamalek at 6.00 PM (rerun at 8.00 PM)

Directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.
Starring Margherita Buy, Gaetano Bruno, Giovanni Ludeno, Antonia Truppo, Guido Caprino.
Italian with English subtitles

Drama, running time 98 min. – Italy 2009.

Maria is expecting a little girl; she is no longer pregnant but is waiting anyway. She is waiting for her daughter to be born or to die. If there is one thing Maria is unable to do, it is to wait. This is why these three months that she has to face, alone, waiting for her daughter Irene to come out of the incubator, have caught her unaware. Used to relying exclusively on herself and taking all decisions by herself, Maria forces herself into a passive state of apnea, excluding the whole world outside. However, this effort at painful isolation consumes the last ounce of strength she has: the bubble of isolation Maria has closed herself in is put to the test and finally explodes. Maria has to save herself if she wants to save her child.

Tuesday 19 July, 2011

HUMORESQUE (IMDB.com) at the Open Air Theater at Cairo Opera House at 7.30 PM

USA / 1946
Runtime: 125 min

A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy, neurotic socialite

Directed by Jean Negulesco
Featuring Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Robert Blake


Thursday 21 July, 2011

OM SHANTI OM at the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC) at 3:00 PM

India / 2007
Language: Hindi

Director Farah Khan
Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Arjun Rampal
162 min

The film is set in the 1970s and 2000s; it is both a celebration and a parody of the Indian film industry of both these eras. All the clich├ęs of Indian films such as poor boy – rich girl romance; reincarnation; revenge; hapless, widowed mother; everlasting friendships, etc are utilized in the film both to evoke laughter and create pathos.

Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC)
23, Talaat Harb St. Downtown

More details on OM SHANTI OM screening at the Facebook page

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