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Issue 1272, (26 November - 2 December 2015)

Ahram Weekly

The 8th Panorama of the European Film (25 November – 5 December)

Compiled by Soha Hesham

The 8th Panorama of the European Film (25 November
The 8th Panorama of the European Film (25 November
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Zawya Cinema


26 November (Thursday)

*Marius (France, 1931, 93 min, directed by Alexander Korda), drama exploring relationships and characters (English subtitles, 10:30am) (Panorama Classics).

*Radiator (UK, 2014, 93 min, Tom Browne), a portrait of a family living in a remote Cumbrian cottage for forty years. The film received the Grand Jury Prize at Dallas International Film Festival (1pm) (Emerging Directors).

*Human (France, 2015, 180 min, Yann Arthus Bertrand), human collective stories of love, happiness, violence and sorrow (English subtitles, 3:45pm) (Documentary Rendez-vous).

*Rams (Iceland/ Denmark, 2015, 93 min, Grimur Hakonarson), in a valley in Iceland two brothers live next to each other looking after their sheep, but they haven’t spoken to each other in four decades. The film received Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes Film Festival (English subtitles, 6:45pm) (European Cinema).

*Victoria (Germany, 2015, 140 min, Sebastian Schipper), the film won the Silver Bear, Reader Jury and Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas at Berlin International Film Festival (English subtitles, 9:45pm) (European Cinema).



27 November (Friday)

*A Journey Through Greece in a Time of Crisis (10:30am)

*Abraham’s Valley (France/ Portugal, 1992, 187 min, Manoel De Oliveira), based on a novel by Agustina Bessa-Luis (English subtitles, 1pm) (Manoel De Oliveira Tribute).

*Le Havre (Finland/ France, 2011, 93 min, Aki Kaurismäki), the film received the FIPRESCI prize and the Palm Dog and Special Mention at Cannes Film Festival and received the Gold Hugo Award at Chicago International Film Festival (English subtitles, 3:45pm) (Carte Blanche).

*Mustang (Turkey/ France, 2015, 97 min, Deniz Gamze Ergüven), the film won the Label Europa Cinemas Award at Cannes Film Festival, the Audience Choice Award at Chicago International Film Festival and the Art Cinema Award at Hamburg Film Festival (English and Arabic subtitles, 6:45pm) (Emerging Directors).

*45 Years (UK, 93 min, 2015, Andrew Haigh), a couple are planning to celebrate their 45th anniversary when they receive a letter reciting some truth of the husband’s past. The film received the Silver Bear at Berlin International Film Festival (Arabic subtitles, 9:45pm) (European Cinema).



28 November (Saturday)

*The Narrow Frame of Midnight (France/ Morocco/ UK, 2014, 93 min, Tala Hadid), a journey where a man is searching for his brother (English and Arabic subtitles, 10:30am) (Crossroads).

*The Sea Inside (Italy/ France, 2004, 125 min, Alejandro Amenábar), based on a true story of Ramon Sampedro. The film received  the Grand Special Jury Prize, Volpi Cup and Young Cinema Award at Cannes Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and many others (English subtitles, 1pm) (Carte Blanche).

*Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (UK, 1960, 89 min, Karel Reisz), the film was awarded Best British film award and best British actress award at the BAFTA Awards in 1961 (3:45pm) (Carte Blanche).

*The Lobster (Greece/ UK/ Netherlands, 2015, 118 min, Yorgos Lanthimos), comedy set in the near future where according to the law single people are taken to a hotel where they’re obliged to find a partner within 45 days or else they would be transformed to an animal of their choice. The film won the Jury Prize and a Special Mention at Cannes Film Festival (Arabic subtitles, 6:45pm) (European Cinema).

*Tale of Tales (UK/ France/ Italy, 2015, 133 min, Matteo Garrone), the film received the Silver Ribbon Award at the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists and was nominated for the Palme d’Or award at Cannes Film Festival (Arabic subtitles, 9:45pm) (European Films).



29 November (Sunday)

*The Lesson (Bulgaria/ Greece, 2014, 105 min, Kristina Grozeva & Peter Valchanov), Nadhezda is a young teacher in a small Bulgarian town who insists to punish a thief student. The film received the International Debut Award at Göteborg Film Festival and Best Actress Award at Angers European First Film Festival and was nominated to the Big Screen Award at Rotterdam International Film Festival (English subtitles, 10:30am) (Emerging Directors).

*L’eau du nil (France, 1928, 65 min, Marcel Vandal), the first sound film released in France, a love story between Pierre and Anne Marie whom she was forced later to marry a rich man and they both travel across Upper Egypt (1pm) (Panorama Classics).

*Queens of Syria (Lebanon/ Jordan/ UK, 2014, 65 min, Yasmin Fedda), fifty women from Syria whom were forced into exile in Jordan created their own version of the Trojan Women (English subtitles, 3:45pm) (Crossroads).

*Tess (France/ UK, 1979, 170 min, Roman Polanski), the film won César Award, Golden Globes, USA and many others (6:45pm) (Panorama Classics).

*Three Windows and a Hanging (Kosovo, 2014, 93 min, Isa Qosja), the film was awarded the Cineuropa Award at Sarajevo Film Festival and the Audience Award at Thessaloniki Film Festival (English subtitles, 9:45pm) (Balkan Focus).



30 November (Monday)

*Memories on Stone (Iraq/ Germany, 2014, 97 min,Shawkat Amin Korki), Two friends Hussein and Alan decide to make a film about the genocide of the Iraqi Kurds, set after the fall of Saddam Hussein (English subtitles, 10:30am) (Crossroads).

*Three Windows and a Hanging (1pm)

*The Queen of Silence (Germany/ Poland, 2014, 80 min, Agnieszka Zwiefka), documentary about a deaf gypsy girl. The film received the Camera Award at the German Camera Award and a Special Mention of the Jury at Munich International Documentary Festival (English subtitles, 3:45pm) (Documentary Rendez-vous).

*Letter to the King (Norway/ UAE, 2014, 75 min, Hisham Zaman), a group of refugees are heading to a new city for a new future. The film was awarded the Dragon Award at Göteborg Film Festival and the Muhr Special Mention at Dubai International Film Festival (English subtitles, 6:45pm) (Crossroads).

*Life in a Fishbowl (Iceland, 2014, 130 min, Baldvin Zophoniasson), winner of a number of awards; Best Film, Best editing and cinematography awards at Edda Awards and received a Special Mention at Zurich Film Festival  (English subtitles, 9:45pm) (European Cinema).



1 December (Tuesday)

*On the Bride’s Side (Italy/ Palestine, 2014, 89 min, Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande and Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry), the film received the FEDIC Award, Human Rights Film Network Award and the Sorriso Diverso Venezia Award at Venice Film Festival (English subtitles, 10:30am) (Crossroads).

*Something Better to Come (Denmark/ Poland, 2014, 97 min, Hanna Polak), a 13 year personal journey set at one of the deserted urban places. The film won the Special Jury Award at Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival and the Viktor Award at Munich International Documentary Festival (English subtitles, 1pm) (Documentary Rendez-vous).

*To be and to Have (France, 2002, 104 min, Nicolas Philibert), documentary tracing the single-class schools in France. The film was awarded the César Award and won the best documentary award at the European Film Awards (English subtitles, 3:45pm) (Documentary Rendez-vous).

*The Narrow Frame of Midnight (6:45pm).

*Who Am I-No System Is Safe (Germany, 2014, 105 min, Baron Bo Odar), the film won the Film Award in Gold at German Film Awards and also won the Bavarian Film Award (English subtitles, 9:45pm) (European Cinema).

2 December (Wednesday)

*The Queen of Silence (10:30am).

*The Lesson (1pm).

*On the Bride’s Side (3:45pm)

*The Measure of a Man (France, 2015, 93 min, Stéphane Brizé) Thierry struggles to support his family after losing his job as a machinist. The film won best actor award and a special mention and was nominated to the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival (English subtitles, 6:45pm) (European Cinema).

*Goodnight Mommy (Austria, 2014, 99 min, Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz), ten year-old twins waits for their mother in an isolated countryside house, she returns with her head wrapped in bandages and nothing is the same anymore (English subtitles, 9:45pm) (Emerging Directors).



3 December (Thursday)

*In the Land of the Deaf (France, 1992, 99 min, Nicolas Philibert), documentary about who have been totally deaf since birth, their lives and dreams (Arabic subtitles, 10:30am) (Documentary Rendez-vous).

*Song of My Mother (Turkey/ France, 2014, 103 min, Erol Mintas), the film won the Golden Orange Award at Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (English subtitles, 1pm) (Emerging Directors).

*The Magic Mountain (Romania/ France/ Poland, 2015, 85 min, Anca Damian), documentary about a Polish refugee in France. (English subtitles, 3:45pm) (European Cinema).

*Far From the Madding Crowd (UK, 119 min, 2015, Thomas Vinterberg) drama set in the 1870s Victorian England. The film was nominated to the Golden Tulip at Istanbul International Film Festival (6:45pm) (European Cinema)

*Enclave (Serbia/ Germany, 2015, 92 min, Goran Radovanovic), featuring a small Serb community living in a UN protected enclave in Muslim Kosovo. The film won the Audience Award at Moscow International Film Festival (English subtitles, 9:45pm) (Balkan Focus).



4 December (Friday)

*Enclave (10:30am)

*I’m Dead But I Have Friends (Belgium/ France, 2015, 96 min, Guillaume and Stéphane Malandrin), comedy about three ageing musicians facing the death of their lead singer (English subtitles, 1pm) (European Cinema).



*Something Better to Come (3:45pm)

*Amy (UK, 2015, 128 min, Asif Kapadia), documentary about singer Amy Winehouse. The film was nominated to the Audience Award and Best Documentary at Cannes Film Festival and won the Lost Weekend Award at Film Club’s The Lost Weekend (Arabic subtitles, 6:45pm) (Documentary Rendez-vous).

*The High Sun (Croatia/ Serbia, 2015, 123 min, Dalibor Matanic), the story of three different love stories in three consecutive decades. The film received Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival (English subtitles, 9:45pm) (Balkan Focus).



5 December (Saturday)

*The Magic Mountain (10:30am)

*Memories on Stone (1pm)

*In the Crosswind (Estonia, 2014, 87 min, Martti Helde), drama set in 1941 where thousands of people are sent to Serbia. The film won the Audience Award at Göteborg Film Festival and the Forward Future Award at Beijing International Film Festival (English subtitles, 3:45pm) (Emerging Directors).

*My Mother (Italy, 2015, 106 min, Nanni Moretti), Margherita is a filmmaker who is shooting a film with the famous American actor Barry Huggins. The film won the prize of Ecumenical Jury and was nominated to the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival (English and Arabic subtitles, 6:45pm) (European Cinema).

*Underdog (Norway/ Sweden, 2014, 100 min, Ronnie Sandahl), Dino a girl opting for a new life after the mass unemployment in Sweden. The film won Scandinavian Locations Award at Göteborg Film Festival, the Gold Hugo Award at Chicago International Film Festival (English and Arabic subtitles, 9:45pm) (Emerging Directors).



Karim Cinema



26 November (Thursday)

*The Man who Defended Gavrilo Princip (Serbia, 2014, 90 min, Srdjan Koljevic), biography of Gavrilo Princip. The film won the Jury Prize at Fest International Film Festival (English subtitles, 10:30am) (Balkan Focus).

*My Mother (1pm)

*Something Better to Come (3:45pm)

*The Sea Inside (6:45pm)

*Goodnight Mommy (9:45pm)



27 November (Friday)

*Something Better to Come (10:30am)

*Enclave (1pm)

*Human (3:45pm)

*The High Sun (6:45pm)

*Memories on Stone (9:45pm)



28 November (Saturday)

*I’m Dead But I Have Friends (10:30am)

*A Journey Through Greece in a Time of Crisis (1pm)

*Radiator (3:45pm)

*The Lesson (6:45pm)

*Far From the Madding Crowd (9:45pm)



29 November (Sunday)

*Radiator (10:30am)

*The Narrow Frame of Midnight (1pm)

*Marius (3:45pm)

*The Measure of a Man (6:45pm)

*In the Crosswind (9:45pm)



30 November (Monday)

*The Lesson (10:30am)

*Letter to the King (1pm)

*Queens of Syria (3:45pm)

*Tale of Tales (6:45pm)

*Magical Girl (Spain/ France, 2014, 127 min, Carlos Vermut), Luis a father of a sick child Alicia who meets Barbara, an attractive woman with mental disorders. The film was nominated to the Big Screen and KNF awards at Rotterdam International Film Festival. (English subtitles, 9:45pm) (European Cinema).



1 December (Tuesday)

*In the Land of the Deaf (10:30am)

*Far From the Madding Crowd (1pm)

*The Queen of Silence (3:45pm)

*Letter to the King (6:45pm)

*I’m Dead But I Have Friends (9:45pm)



2 December (Wednesday)

*Magical Girl (10:30am)

*Who Am I-No System is Safe (1pm)

*Toto and his Sisters (Romania, 2014, 93 min, Alexandre Nanau), the film won the Golden Eye Award at Zurich Film Festival, the Grand Jury Award at Open City Docs Fest (English subtitles, 3:45pm) (Documentary Rendez-vous).

*45 Years (6:45pm)

*Rams (9:45pm)



3 December (Thursday)

*Every Little Thing (France, 1996, 105 min, Nicolas Philibert), documentary following the residents and staff at the La Borde psychiatric clinic (English subtitles, 10:30am) (Documentary Rendez-vous).

*The Man Who Defended Gavrilo Princip (1pm)

*On the Bride’s Side (3:45pm)

*Underdog (6:45pm)

*Mustang (9:45pm)



4 December (Friday)

*Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (10:30am)

*The Magic Mountain (1pm)

*Goodnight Sarajevo (Bosnia/ Spain, 2014, 62 min, Edu Marin & Olivier Algora), the voice of the Bosnian journalist Boban Minic and Radio Sarajevo during the siege of his city during the Bosnian war (English subtitles, 3:45pm) (Balkan Focus).

*Victoria (6:45pm)

*The Lobster (9:45pm)



5 December (Saturday)

*To Be and To Have (10:30am)

*On the Bride’s Side (1pm)

*Song of My Mother (3:45pm)

*Who Am I-No System is Safe (6:45pm)

*Life in a Fishbowl (9:45pm)



Plaza Cinema (6:45pm)

26 November: The High Sun

30 November: My Mother

4 December: Mustang



Point 90 Cinema (6:45pm)

27 November: Tale of Tales

1 December: The Lobster

3 December: Goodnight Mommy



Goethe Institute

3 December, 6:45pm: Who Am I-No System is Safe



Italian Cultural Institute

29 November, 6:45pm: Voyage to the Beginning of the World (France/ Portugal, 1997, 95 min, Manoel De Oliveira (Manoel De Oliveira Tribute).  



French Cultural Institute (6:45pm)

2 December: La maison de la Radio (France/ Japan, 2013, 103 min, Nicolas Philibert), documenting a year at the corridors of Radio France (Documentary Rendez-vous).

5 December: Audience Award film.



Venues’ addresses:

Zawya (4 Abdel-Hamid Said St, behind cinema Odeon, Downtown); Karim (15 Emadeddin St, Downtown); Goethe Institute (5 Al-Bustan St, Downtown); Italian Cultural Institute (3 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi st, Zamalek. Tel: 2735 5423); French Cultural Centre (1 Madrasset Al-Houqoq Al-Frinsiya St, Mounira); Plaza Cinema (26 July Axis, Al-Sheikh Zayed, 6 October City); Point 90 Cinema (Street 90 opposite to AUC gate 5, New Cairo).



Compiled by Soha Hesham

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