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The reductive realism of Capernaum
Hessen Hossam | The world of Nadine Labaki’s Oscar-nominated Capernaum (2018) feels a little bit too chaotic
What’s the first image that comes to mind when you think of the 1919 revolution?
Hakim Abdelnaeem | I want to question the approach that treats the 1919 revolution as a single narrative, condensing it
Cairo Cinema Days 3: Our recommendations
Leila Arman, Mohamed al-Amin, Nour El-Mallah and Yasmine Zohdi | 2018 was a prolific year for Arab cinema, as evident from the line-up of this year’s Cairo Cinema Days.
Osama Fawzi: A Thousand and One Nights in Helwan
Bassam Mortada | Bassam Mortada’s recollection of his early initiation into the unique world of Osama Fawzi’s films
The Wardrobe Man, or how to create a biography from an archive
Lina Attalah | A conversation about Egyptian artist Bassem Yousri's film about a Danish hermit
After the tourists: Dreamaway’s stark collage of a desolate Sharm El-Sheikh
Omar Elkafrawy | Marouan Omara and Johanna Domke's doc offers strong commentary on desperate youth in an arid market
Harun Farocki: Dialectics of images
Ali Hussein Al-Adawy | How do Farocki’s cinematic, artistic and critical contributions interact with the world today?
Which battle has EXT. Night chosen to fight?
Ahmed Refaat | How does class factor into the cinema industry, and how does it reflect in the resulting films?
Video | Avant-titre: ‘Ice Cream in Gleam,’ rebelling against the status-quo
Ahmed Abu al-Fadl | In our latest Avant-titre episode, we look at Egyptian director Khairy Beshara’s fan favorite “Ice
 
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Opinion
Tamer El Said
A report on Mohamed Diab’s Clash: How state TV deals with art
I’ve never met filmmaker Mohamed Diab and I’ve not watched his new film Ishtibak (Clash,
Ahmed Khair al-Deen
Egypt’s Contemporary Pharaohs: The ongoing urge for a ‘citadel massacre’
Egypt’s Contemporary Pharaohs sets out to discover why Egypt's recent rulers have appeared to change
Paul Sedra
Faten Hamama and the ‘Egyptian difference’ in film
The Egyptian difference yielded a cinema in the 1950s and 1960s that was more daring, more complex, and
 
News
Filmmakers release film about rural Egypt online after censorship at Cairo festival
Dubai film festival refuses to screen Egyptian movie ‘The Unknown Sweet Potato Seller’
FestBeat: Watching films in turbulent times remains important
FestBeat: Day 8 of Panorama prompts reflections
Festbeat: Waiting to be wowed on day 6 of Panorama
FestBeat: Panorama delivers tough questions on patriarchy and togetherness on day 4
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Cartoons
The winning caption
Andeel | Sisi: "I shall only approve... two more sequels."Thank you to everyone who tweeted and commented with possible captions!
Cartoon: Understanding Interstellar
Andeel | Person 1: "No, you don't get it man — time itself is circular, without a beginning or end — that's why humanity in the future will be one possible course humanity might have taken in the past, while past itself is a moment of the future —"   Person 2: "Ok, got it. So did you pay the parking assistant, or should I pay him?"   Person 1: "I paid him."
Cartoon: Hilarious!
Andeel |Writing a comedy film.  Writer: "Nice. Write that down."