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Friday, July 29, 2011

Cinema Updates

Saturday, July 30, 2011

CINEMA PARADISO the Jesuit Culture Center at 6:30 PM
Entrance Free.
Italian with Arabic subtitles.

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.
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 31, 2011

DIECI INVERNI (TEN WINTERS) at the Italian Institute of Culture in Zamalek at 6.00 PM (rerun at 8.00 PM)
Entrance Free.

Directed by Valerio Mieli.
Featuring Isabella Ragonese, Michele Riondino, Liuba Zaizeva, Glen Blackall, Sergei Zhigunov.

Italian with English subtitles

Drama, running time 99 min. – Italy, Russia 2007

Camilla meets Silvestro on a steamboat in Venice, in 1999. At that age they are both nineteen years old. She would like to study Russian theatre, while Silvestro still doesn’t know what to do. They sleep together, but nothing happens. They desire each other, but they part and they will meet during following ten winters, in Venice and in Moscow, where she takes up her research. They will be bound by mutual attraction and feeling, but at the same time they will be fearful by their common feelings. This movie has been directed by the debutant director Mieli, and anticipates his homonymous novel, published few weeks later. “Ten Winters” was awarded with “David di Donatello” for best debutant director by the Italian Cinema Academy.

Entrance Free.

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