Egyptians Teens Fangirling over Harry Styles in ‘Dunkirk’ at a Movie Theater Will Scare You

Egyptians Teens Fangirling over Harry Styles in ‘Dunkirk’ at a Movie Theater Will Scare You

Dunkirk is hands down the most talked about blockbuster of this summer. Everyone has been waiting impatiently for the movie ever since the reveal of the first trailer. This is, obviously, not surprising due to the fact that it’s a Christopher Nolan movie; a film director who is worshiped by cinephiles from all around the […]

How ‘Al Asleyeen’ Is Breaking Narrative Cinematic Conventions?

How ‘Al Asleyeen’ Is Breaking Narrative Cinematic Conventions?

The movie – Al Asleyeen – reflects a deviation from the general norm of mainstream Egyptian cinema, especially during Eid Season. I say this because this film is saturated with aspects of incredible depth and craftsmanship, on both a thematic and a technical level.   For starters this movie is a true visual experience. If […]

11 Things to Do If You’re Stuck in Cairo During Eid

11 Things to Do If You’re Stuck in Cairo During Eid

by Farah Andil

When you say the word ‘Eid’, the first things that pop into people’s minds – after Kahk of course – are the beach, parties and basically everything that we weren’t allowed to do during Ramadan. For people who prefer (or are forced) to stay in Cairo during Eid, you too can enjoy your long awaited […]

Is the Egyptian Film Industry Finally Getting a Revival This Eid?

Is the Egyptian Film Industry Finally Getting a Revival This Eid?

No one could deny that the Egyptian cinema industry faced a stagnating halt in the 2010s, especially post the 2011 revolution. Whether this happened due to an overall shift in popular taste (demand), or due to financial shortages on the producers’ end (supply), or even a mixture of these two factors, one thing is clear: […]

16 Arabs Who Made Us Proud in Cannes Film Festival 2017

16 Arabs Who Made Us Proud in Cannes Film Festival 2017

This year’s Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end and the Palme d’Or went to ‘The Square’. We decided take a moment to give our own set of Palmes d’Or prizes to some of the amazing people from our region that made us proud all throughout the 70th Cannes Film Festival.     Mohamed Diab     […]

Cinema for Humanity: The First Edition of El Gouna Film Festival

Cinema for Humanity: The First Edition of El Gouna Film Festival

  El Gouna is set to host the first edition of El Gouna Film Festival under the slogan “Cinema for Humanity.” The festival will start on the 22nd of September and will run till till the 29th.   El Gouna Film Festival aims to celebrate and foster cross-cultural exchanges across Egypt, the Middle East, and the rest […]

Why We Need More Places Like Zawya in Egypt

Why We Need More Places Like Zawya in Egypt

by Salma Iraqui

Ohlala our new banner. #arthousecinema A photo posted by Zawya Cinema Cairo (@zawyacinema) on Aug 25, 2015 at 7:31am PDT   Most of the Egyptian or Arab movies that make it to the usual screens and cinemas are of little value. The real good ones that receive international credit are neglected or simply unknown. Zawya, […]

5 Cairo Places You Could Watch Movies at That Are Not Cinemas

5 Cairo Places You Could Watch Movies at That Are Not Cinemas

by Salma Iraqui

Because watching movies at the same, boring places is so 2008 and late, I’ve decided to compile a list of places that you never thought you could watch movies at in Cairo for a new experience.     Daal     Daal is part of Daal for Research and Media Center. The place is small […]

Egypt’s Finest Voices Bring Us Oscar-Winning Soundtracks

Egypt’s Finest Voices Bring Us Oscar-Winning Soundtracks

For the last two nights we have been wonderfully serenaded by some of the finest voices in Egypt, and from the comfort of our own homes no less!   Hearkening back to the days when Nady ElCinema was the only way Egyptians could hear music from the west, Monday and Tuesday’s ‘Nady ElCinema’ program on Sahibet Al-Saada, […]

11 Very Good Reasons Why You Must Watch Saudi Movie ‘Barakah Meets Barakah’

11 Very Good Reasons Why You Must Watch Saudi Movie ‘Barakah Meets Barakah’

  Barakah Yoqabil Barakah, the most talked about Saudi movie this year, follows two appealing characters of opposite sex guilty of wanting to get to know each other and mingle on Saudi Arabia’s land. Bibi, an adopted girl turned into an Instagram celebrity and Barakah, a municipal inspector supposed to be relating any outlaw behavior to his superiors are played respectively by amazing Saudi actors […]

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