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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cinema Updates

Sunday August 21, 2011

PICCOLO MONDO ANTIQUO at the Italian Institute of Culture in Zamalek, 9:00 PM

Italian with English subtitles.

Directed by: Mario Soldati
Massimo Serato, Alida Valli, Ada Dondini, Mariù Pascoli, Anna Carena
Italy / 1941. Runtime: 107 min.

A young couple is struggling with their marriage, family and children. In the mean time, the second Italian war of independence is going on.

Monday August 22, 2011

BOY at the Cinema el Fourn at Darb 17 18, 10:00 Pm

(2010) - New Zealand, Dir: Taika Waititi

It's 1984, and Michael Jackson is king - even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat called Leaf, his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has super powers) and several cousins. Shortly after Gran leaves for a Tangihanga in Wellington for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version - an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before.

Tuesday August 23, 2011
EVITA at the Open Air Theater, Cairo Opera House, 9:30 PM

Directed by Alan Parker
Featuring: Madonna, Jonathan Pryce and Antonio Banderas
USA / 1996

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.

Wednesday August 24, 2011

WALL at the Cinema el Fourn at Darb 17 18, 10:00 Pm
(2004) – USA,

Directed by Simone Bitton

Wall is a cinematic meditation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in which the filmmaker blurs the lines of hatred by asserting her double identity as Jew and Arab. In an original documentary approach, the film follows the separation fence that is destroying one of the most historically significant landscapes in the world, while imprisoning one people and enclosing the other. On the building site of this wall, daily utterances and holy chants, in Hebrew and in Arabic, defy the discourses of war, passing through the deafening noise of bulldozers. Wall offers its spectators a last glimpse of the beauty of this land and the humanity of its inhabitants a moment before they disappear behind the wall.

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