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 […]

Ahmed Helmy Makes the Sweetest Gesture for This Lucky Fan

Ahmed Helmy Makes the Sweetest Gesture for This Lucky Fan

  Nope this is not an Uber/Careem advertorial. Egyptian actor and superstar Ahmed Helmy was stuck in Mohandisseen traffic yesterday only to find Mohamed Ahmed, a teenager who was walking the opposite direction, waving at him to say ‘Hello’.   So as high-spirited as we know him, Helmy joked around a little with his fan […]

What Disney’s Live-Action Mulan Movie Means For Arabs

What Disney’s Live-Action Mulan Movie Means For Arabs

  Disney has just announced that it is looking for a Chinese actress to star as Mulan in the new live-action movie expected to premiere in November, 2018. Which brings us all to tears of joy because Mulan was literally the queen of every millennial’s childhood.   Disney’s decision to make Mulan’s 2018 movie as […]

Celebrating Egyptian Actor Ahmed Malek with Our Top 5 Movie Roles

Celebrating Egyptian Actor Ahmed Malek with Our Top 5 Movie Roles

In case you didn’t know, it’s Egyptian actor Ahmed Malek’s birthday. He turns 21 today! Let’s celebrate it our own way by giving you the top five roles he has played in his 11 years of acting; can you believe that he spent more than half his age acting?     Young Hassan El-Banna    […]

8 Jobs That Are Looked Down Upon by Egyptian Society

8 Jobs That Are Looked Down Upon by Egyptian Society

Sadly, our society likes to favor only a few professions, I’m sure you know families that only consists of doctors, pharmacists, engineers and so on. Society is so used to considering people working the following eight jobs as second degree citizens, it’s sickening, and it needs to stop.     1) “Mesawaraty” – Photographer     […]

Everything You Need to Know About Eid Al-Adha 2016 Movies

Everything You Need to Know About Eid Al-Adha 2016 Movies

Most Arabs wait from Eid Al-Fetr to Eid Al-Adha for movies (and the agaza we all take from work), so we thought it would make everyone’s Eid slightly easier if you know what you were going to watch before you did.   1) Kalb Balady     An Egyptian-style supernatural story about a guy who has been […]

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