In these pages you will hopefully find interesting tips on how to take advantage of Cairo's many cultural opportunities, with particular attention to live events. Cairo Live Events Guide does not pretend to be exhaustive but will try to cover main events open to the public.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cinema el Fourn films

Monday, April 23, 2012
Hard-Boiled (1992) - Hong Kong, Director: John Woo

Violence as poetry, rendered by a master-brilliant and passionate, John Woo's Hard Boiled tells the story of jaded detective "Tequila" Yuen (played with controlled fury by Chow Yun-fat). Woo's dizzying odyssey through the world of Hong Kong Triads, undercover agents, and frenzied police raids culminates unforgettably in the breathless hospital sequence. More than a cops-and-bad-guys story, Hard Boiled continually startles with its originality and dark humor

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
When the Wind Blows (1986) - UK/Japan, Director: Jimmy T. Murakami

A couple face a nuclear holocaust with only the instructions from the government's infamous 'Protect and Survive' leaflet to help them in this glorious animated adaptation of Raymond Briggs' book, voiced by John Mills and Peggy Ashcroft. Middle-aged Jim Bloggs becomes troubled at the mounting possibility of nuclear war. His wife Hilda is too busy with housework to be at all concerned. Jim returns home with some civil defence pamphlets and attempts to build a fallout shelter in his living room. And then the nuclear strike comes. They make it to the shelter in time but when they emerge they too have to cope with the drastically changed world. At first they discover that this means wondering when milk and newspaper deliveries will resume and that there is no power to boil a cup of tea, but soon come to realise that the devastation is much wider than that. After the success of his cartoons about Father Christmas, his book 'Fungus the Bogeyman' and 'The Snowman', creating a dark parable about nuclear fallout was not the most obvious for Raymond Briggs. But it was inspired. The grim humour and poignancy of his book rapidly made it a Cold War classic, and this animated adaptation directed by Jimmy T Murakami was one of 1980s cinema's most powerful indictments of mutually assured destruction. Title song by David Bowie and Music by Roger Walters

Monday, April 30, 2012

Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) – USA, Director: Stanley Kubrick

Arguably the greatest black comedy ever made, Stanley Kubrick's cold war classic is the ultimate satire of the nuclear age. Dr. Strangelove is a perfect spoof of political and military insanity, beginning when General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden), a maniacal warrior obsessed with "the purity of precious bodily fluids," mounts his singular campaign against Communism by ordering a squadron of B-52 bombers to attack the Soviet Union. The Soviets counter the threat with a so-called "Doomsday Device," and the world hangs in the balance while the U.S. president (Peter Sellers) engages in hilarious hot-line negotiations with his Soviet counterpart. Sellers also plays a British military attaché and the mad bomb-maker Dr. Strangelove; George C. Scott is outrageously frantic as General Buck Turgidson, whose presidential advice consists mainly of panic and statistics about acceptable losses

All films are subtitled in English
Ticket: 10 LE

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