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Monday,23 July, 2018
Issue 1319, (10 - 16 November 2016)

Ahram Weekly

9th Panorama of the European Film (European cinema)

Al-Ahram Weekly

After Love (L’economie du couple) (Belgium, France/2016/98 min/English subtitles), a couple decide to get a divorce after 15 years of marriage, but the financial state of the husband stands in the way, directed by Joachim Lafosse. The film was nominated for Best International Film Award at Munich Film Festival. 

Karim (11 November, 6:30pm) Plaza Cinema (10 November, 6:45pm)


*Chouf (France/2016/108 min/English subtitles), the story of the 20-years-old Sofiane and the drug cartels of Marseille, directed by Karim Dridi. 

Karim (12 November, 9:30pm)


*Sieranevada (Romania, France/2016/173 min/English subtitles), Lary finds himself in a family gathering after the recent death of his father and three days after the terrorist attack of the weekly Charlie Hebdo, directed by Cristi Puiu. The film was nominated to the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, also was nominated to the Gold Hugo award at Chicago International Film Festival and received the ICS Cannes Award at International Cinephile Society Awards. 

Zawya (11 November, 6:30pm) karim (12 November, 6:30pm)


*The Olive Tree (El Olivo) (Spain/2016/98 min/English subtitles), Alma’s grandfather has been grieving a thousand-year-old olive tree that the family uprooted and later sold it to pay their debts, directed by Iciar Bollain. 

Karim (11 November, 9:30pm) Point 90 (11 November, 6:45pm)


*The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue) (Belgium/2016/106 min/English and Arabic subtitles), Jenny’s attempt to find the name of a young girl who was found dead nearby her house so she won’t be buried anonymously, directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne. The film was nominated to the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival. 

Karim (10 November, 9:30pm) 


*Truman (Spain, Argentina/2015/108 min/English subtitles), Julián is surprised by the visit of his childhood friend Tomás coming from Canada, they spend a few days together with the company of Julián’s dog Truman, directed by Cesc Gay and featuring Ricardo Darin and Javier Camara. The film received the Silver Seashell and the Feroz Zinemaidia Awards at San Sebastián International Film Festival, also received the Audience Award at Nantes Spanish Film Festival and won several awards at Goya Awards. 

Zawya (10 November, 6:30pm) 


Emerging Directors 

*Burn Burn Burn (UK/2015/106 min/Arabic subtitles), two women Seph and Alex start a road trip with a video instruction from their late friend Dan who wants them to scatter his ashes in a certain place, directed by Chanya Button. The film was nominated to the Raindance Award at the British Independent Film Awards and nominated for Best Film Award at London Film Festival and won the Audience Award at Cinema City Festival. 

Zawya (10 November, 9:30pm) 


*Good Luck Sam (Good Luck Algeria) (France, Belgium/2015/90 min/English subtitles), Sam and Stephane are friends and work associates who own a workshop of designing hand crafted tools of skis, directed by Farid Bentoumi. 

Karim (11 November, 1pm) 


House of Others (Skhvisi Skhli) (Georgia/2016/103 min/English subtitles), set in the 1990s when Georgia’s civil war began, directed by Rusudan Glurjidze featuring Zurab Magalashvili and Olga Dykhovichnaya. The film received the Grand Prix at Eurasian International Film Festival as well as receiving the East of West Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. 

Zawya (12 November, 6:30pm) 


*The Ardennes (D’Ardennen) (Belgium/2015/90 min/English subtitles), a home robbery by two partners and brothers Dave and Kenny goes ugly when Kenny managed to escape leaving behind his brother, directed by Robin Pront featuring Jeroen Perceval and Veerle Baetens. 

The film won the Magritte Award at Magritte Awards, Belgium and was nominated to the Audience Award at Glasgow Film Festival. 

Zawya (11 November, 9:30pm) Plaza Cinema (12 November, 6:45pm)


*They Call Me Jeeg (Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot) (Italy/2015/112 min/English subtitles), the story of a man named Enzo who discovers his superpowers, directed by Gabriele Mainetti featuring Claudio Santamaria and Luca Marinelli. 

Karim (10 November, 6:30pm) 


Documentary Rendez-Vous 

*Becoming Zlatan (De Unge Zlatan) (Sweden, Netherlands, Italy/2015/95 min/English subtitles), the story of the gifted football player Zlatan Ibrahimoviç, directed by Fredrik Gertten and Magnus Gertten. 

Zawya (11 November, 3:30pm) 


*Reset (Relève: Histoire d’une creation) (France/2015/110 min/English subtitles), choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied known for the ballet of ‘Black Swan’ is becoming the director of the Paris Opera Ballet, directed by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai. The film was nominated for the Most Popular Documentary Award at Melbourne International Film Festival. 

Zawya (10 November, 10:30am) 


*The Hard Stop (UK/2015/85 min/Arabic subtitles), the shooting of Mark Duggan by the police in London and tracing Mark’s closest friends, directed by George Amponsah. 

Karim (10 November, 3:30pm) 


*Those Who Jump (Les sauteurs) (Denmark/2016/80 min/English subtitles), set in northern Morocco Abou portrays the struggle for dignity and freedom through his attempt to jump the fence system that separates Morocco and Spain, directed by Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner and Abou Bakar Sidibé. The film won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at Berlin International Film Festival. 

Zawya (10 November, 1pm) Karim (11 November, 10:30am) 


*Tomorrow (Demain) (France/2015/118 min/English subtitles), directed by Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion. 

Zawya (12 November, 3:30pm) 


Carte Blanche 

*Closely Watched Trains (Ostre Sledované Vlaky) (Czechoslovakia/1966/93 min/English subtitles), directed by Jiri Menzel featuring Václav Neckár and Josef Somr. The film received Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, USA in 1968. 

Zawya (11 November, 1pm) Karim (12 November, 10:30am) 


Panorama Classics 


*The Great Dictator (USA, UK/1940/126 min/Arabic subtitles), directed by Charlie Chaplin. 

Zawya (12 November, 10:30am) 



*At Titi’s Balcony (France, Egypt/2016/94 min/English subtitles), documentary about an 84-year-old Jewish Egyptian communist, directed by Yasmina Benari. 

Zawya (10 November, 3:30pm) Karim (12 November, 1pm) 


*Go Home (France, Switzerland, Lebanon/2015/100 min/Arabic and English subtitles), drama directed by Jihane Chouaib, featuring Golshifteh Farahani and Maximilien Seweryn.

Zawya (12 November, 9:30pm)  


*Parisienne (Peur de rien) (France/2015/119 min/Arabic and English subtitles), directed by Danielle Arbid featuring Manal Issa and Vincent Lacoste. 

Karim (10 November, 1pm)


*Rough Stage (Karmil Pinnal) (Estonia, Palestine/2015/74 min/English subtitles), documentary about a former Palestinian political prisoner named Maher dreaming of staging contemporary dancing performance in Ramallah, directed by Toomas Järvet. 

French Institute (10 November, 6:45pm)


*Sonita (Germany, Iran, Switzerland/2015/91 min/English subtitles), documentary depicting the hard life of an Iranian female rapper in a conservative society where her mother is insisting that she would be married soon, directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. The film won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival as well as the Audience Award at Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival.

Karim (12 November, 3:30pm)


*Speed Sisters (Palestine, UK, Canada/2015/79 min/English subtitles), documentary about five women who made their way to the male-dominated Palestinian street car racing scene, directed by Amber Fares. 

Karim (11 November, 3:30pm)


*The Land of the Enlightened (Belgium, Netherlands, Germany/2015/87 min/English subtitles), documentary directed by Pieter-Jan De Pue. The film won the Cinematography award at Sundance Film Festival, won the Depth of Field Competition at DocAviv Film Festival and was nominated for the Tiger Award at Rotterdam International Film Festival. 

Zawya (11 November, 10:30am)



*Louise by the Shore (Louise en hiver) (France/2016/75 min/English subtitles), the story of Louise after missing the train, she finds herself in a small seaside resort with the quick changes of the weather after a pleasant summer, directed by Jean-François Laguionie. 

Zawya (12 November, 1pm)


*The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Der Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) (Germany/1926/65 min/Silent), based on the Arabian Nights directed by Lotte Reiniger and Carl Koch. 

Karim (10 November, 10:30am)

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