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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cinema Updates

Saturday July 23, 2011

THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES at the Jesuit Culture Center at 6:30 PM
Entrance Free.

Directed by Walter Salles
Featuring Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mercedes Morán, Jean Pierre Noher.
Argentina / Brazil 2004
Adventure/Biography/Drama. Runtime: 126 min

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

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 24, 2011

DUE PARTITE (THE LADIES GET THEIR SAY) at the Italian Institute of Culture at 6.00 PM (rerun at 8.00 PM)
Entrance Free.

Directed by Enzo Monteleone.
Starring Kasia Smutniak, Fabio Troiano, Cristiano Godano, Luciana Littizzetto, Gianluca Gobbi, Cecco Signa, Marlene Kuntz.

Italian with English subtitles
Drama, running time 102 min. Italy 2009

Sixties: every Thursday a group of ladies would gather to play cards and discuss their loves and betrayals, life and marriage problems. They fight, laugh and speak with intimacy. Thirty years later: the daughters meet at a funeral for one of the mothers. They are the same little girls that played in the next room while the mothers played cards. Like their mothers, they discuss their hopes, dreams and fears, talk about the passing of time, their works and their desire of maternity. Many years have passed, but the female identity seems unchanged, despite career and emancipation; being a woman still means energy, joy, effort and pain.

Tuesday July 26, 2011

ULYSSES' GAZE at the Open Air Theater at the Cairo Opera House at 7.30 PM
Entrance Free.

Greece. Runtime: 176 min.
Directed by Theo Angelopoulos
Featuring Harvey Keitel (A), Maia Morgenstern

Synopsis: A Greek-American filmmaker, known simply as "A", returns to his hometown in northern Greece for a screening of his latest controversial film.

Wednesday July 27, 2011

CINEMA PARADISO at Darb 1718 at 7.30 PM.
Ticket: 10 LE

Italy 1988.

Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

The story of a life-long love affair with the movies, Cinema Paradiso tells of a young boy in a small Italian village, where the only past time is a visit to the movies at the Cinema Paradiso.
Enchanted by the flickering images, Salvatore yearns for the secret of the cinema's magic, and is overjoyed when Alfredo, the projectionist, agrees to reveal the mysteries of film making with him. As their friendship grows, so does Salvatore.
Growing older with his good friend and the movies he adores, he learns from them both how to court his first love. He also dreams of making his own films one day. When the day comes for Salvatore to leave the village, Alfredo makes him promise to never look back, just to keep moving forward. Salvatore does this for 30 years. Until, one day, a message arrives that beckons him back home.

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