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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
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
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?
Poison into medicine: On watching Poisonous Roses
Ismail Fayed | Ismail Fayed reviews Ahmed Fawzi Saleh’s debut feature film, Poisonous Roses
An artistically lacking film at a morally lacking moment: The problematic rhetoric of ‘Gunshot’
Amr Ezzat | An examination of “Gunshot,” the controversial film which premiered at the Gouna Film Festival
Dismantling moral binaries: Ahmad Abdalla’s EXT. Night questions class and gender dynamics in post-2013 Cairo
Nourhan Hesham | EXT. Night is an honest portrayal of a struggling city with insightful commentary on class dynamics
Egypt’s Cinematic Gems: The Open Door
Ismail Fayed | Ismail Fayed explores Henry Barakat’s adaptation of Latifa al-Zayat’s 'The Open Door'
Defying the gaze of others in Abu Bakr Shawky’s Yomeddine
Adham Youssef | Yomeddine brings the road movie genre to vibrant yet marginalized parts of the country
 
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