Egyptian Film Festival

In 2011, the world’s eyes were fixed on Tahrir square in Cairo as the January 25th revolution unfolded. After six years, the revolution, and its consequences, still serve as a backdrop to the daily lives of Egyptians. The roster for the inaugural Egyptian Film Festival walks you through the streets of Cairo, bringing you closer to the stories of loss, conflict, bravery, and camaraderie. The festival aims to give the audience a taste of modern Egyptian cinema by showcasing internationally acclaimed films set in a city tinted by the aftermath of an inspirational uprising.

Curated by Nermeen Youssef.

Egyptian FF: In the Last Days of the City

  • Sep 17 (2017) @ 1pm

Cairo, 2009: Khalid, a 35 year old filmmaker, is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. With the help of his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad, and Berlin, he finds the strength to keep going through the difficulty and beauty of living, and complete his film.

Egyptian FF: Tickling Giants

  • Sep 16 (2017) @ 6:45pm
  • Sep 19 (2017) @ 7pm

The Arab Spring in Egypt: from a dictatorship to free elections, back to a dictatorship. One comedy show united the country and tested the limits of free press. This is the story of Bassem Youssef, a cardiologist turned comedian, and his show "The Show".

Egyptian FF: The Nile Hilton Incident

  • Sep 15 (2017) @ 7pm

Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian Revolution, the thriller features a police officer who investigates the murder of a woman. What initially seems to be a killing of a prostitute turns into a more complicated case involving the very elite of Egypt.

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