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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cinema Update

Saturday, February 11, 2012

- Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid" at Arthropologie Gallery in Zamalek, 6:00 PM

The cinema club is a new venture by the Arthropologie Gallery. This movie screening will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Salma Mubarak.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

- THE INNOCENT at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute, 7:00 PM
Language: Arabic (no subtitles!)
Duration: 110 minutes

The Innocent tells the story of the young Ahmed who is assigned to a prison for his military service. The commander is able to convince Ahmed that the prisoners are enemies of the state and he gives the order to torture them.

Atef Al-Tayeb, together with fellow directors, gave Egyptian cinema a new direction in the ’80s with his neo-realist style. Today he is seen as one of Egypt’s great directors. The Innocent is one of Tayeb’s films that prove he did not shun politics, even the most controversial topics such as political prisoners who are persecuted by the government on false grounds. This theme led the Egyptian authorities at first to ban the film and then to delete the last part of it. Thirty years later the film didn’t lose any of its relevance!
With: Ahmed Zaki, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Gamil Rateb, Elham Shahin, Mamdouh Abdel Alim, Ahmed Rateb

For more information and updates on the event, check also the Facebook-event:

NVIC, Zamalek
Dr. Mahmoud Azmi street, close to Beano's and the Marriott

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