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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Films at the NVIC in March

March 2012 at the NVIC in Zamalek
All films start at 7:00 PM sharp.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

NVIC Shorts 2!

Tonight Sherif Elbendary, instructor at The Egyptian High Institute for Cinema, invites his newly graduated students to show their recent shorts. Sherif himself will screen the short movie ‘At Day’s End’ he made for his graduation project several years ago. During NVIC Shorts 2 we’ll meet two generations of Egyptian independent filmmakers and discuss their ideas, experiences and perspectives about making cinema in Egypt.

All shorts are in Arabic with English subtitles.

At Day’s End (Sa‘et asary) – Sherif Elbendary – 15 min.
"Is Soliman taller ?!" And so wondered Soliman’s father when his 32 year old son visited him. A short movie based on the story ‘Two rooms and a living room’ by the recently passed away writer Ibrahim Aslan.

A Resident of the City (Ahad sokan el-madina) – Adham Elsherif – 15 min.
‘A resident of the city’ is told and shot entirely from the perspective of a stray dog who lives in the big city and is a political metaphor for finding and defending your own space.

The Red Heel (El-ka‘b el-ahmar) – Tarek El Sharkawy – 13 min.
When an inner situation is not made conscious, It appears outside as fate.

The Cat with the Red Hat (El-’ott abo tazya hamra) – Hassan Neamah – 15 min
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.

The House Game (La‘bet el-beet) – Mohamad ElWassify – 10 min.
Can ‘Youssef’ continue his game without ‘Yasmin’?

Daily Visit (Ziyarayawmeyya) – Maged Nader – 11 min.
A regular day in the life of an old woman and her daily visitor.

41 Days (41 Youm) – Ahmed Abdelaziz Ali – 21 min.
In 1994, Roberto Baggio packs heading to the United States to participate in the World Cup, He leads his national team to the final match, a penalty stands in his way to making history. But he has no idea that Youssef has to wait for 40 days to open his TV and watch the match.

Sunday 11 March, 2012
Bullhead (Rundskop)
Michaël R. Roskam - Belgium – 2011

Jacky Vanmarsenille is a young Limburg cattle farmer, who after a tragic event in his childhood turns into a tormented muscle machine. He is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an uexpected confrontation with a mysterious secret from Jacky’s past, set in motion a chain of events with far-reaching consequences. “Bullhead is a grotesque tragedy about fate and about how our lives are sometimes determined by events over which we have no control,” Roskam says about his debut film. Ït is a film about people being driven to extremes. It is not about cowboys and Indians, about good and evil, but about how seemingly small events can sometimes have huge consequences for the people involved and leave them without choice.
Bullhead has won 25 Flemish and international film awards, and is on the shortlist for the Oscars in the “Best Foreign Language Film” category.

Duration: 124 minutes
Language: Flemish, with English subtitles.
Trailer here

Sunday, March 18, 2012
Sex Talk (Kalam fi el gins) Amr Bayoumi – Egypt – 2010

With ‘Sex Talk’ Amr Bayoumi made a very interesting documentary on perceptions on sexuality in Egyptian society. The film exists of accounts by a number of young male and female Egyptians, representing different strata of society, talking frankly about their intimate relationships. It also features medical doctors and sexual health experts sharing their insights on relationships and (mis)communication about sex that is very often at the root of divorces in Egypt.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Amr Bayoumi.
Duration: 58 minutes
Language: Arabic – English subtitles

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