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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Cinema Updates

Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, October 31, 2011

Arab Shorts 2011 Film Festival, Goethe Institut, 5 Bustan St, Downtown. Refer tolink for full schedule.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

- "DIE FREMDE" (When We Leave) at the Jesuit Center, 6:30 PM
Gerrman / Turkish with Arabic subtitles
Directed by Feo Aladag
Featuring Sibel Kekilli, Nizam Schiller and Derya Alabora

Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.

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

Sunday, October 30, 2011

"HASSAN WE NAIMA" (Hassan and Naima) at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 6:00 PM
Directed by Henry Barakat
Featuring: Soad Hosny, Moharam Foad
Arabic with English subtitles.
Duration: 100 minutes

The story of Hassan and Naima is an old Egyptian folk story talking about the impossible love between two lovers. Hassan is a poor singer in a folk troupe, performing on weddings. Naima is the daughter of a rich village elder, betrothed to Atwa who only wants to marry her because of her father’s riches. Hassan comes to ask for Naima’s hand, but Atwa vows to kill him.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

"MACISTE E LA REGINA DI SAMAR" (Hercules Against the Moon Men) at the Cinema al Fourn, Darb 17 18, 8:00 PM

When evil aliens from the Moon invade Earth seeking human sacrifice, it's up to Hercules to save the day. However, Hercules is unaware that the Moon Men are in cahoots with the sultry Queen of Samar, who, in a diabolical twist, has arranged to work with the Moon Men in return for being granted ultimate power! Watch as the mighty Greek legend engages evil aliens, topples terrifying stone monsters, confronts mysterious pulsing orbs, and wards off the dangerous advances of a voluptuous femme fatale.

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