Goethe-Filmwoche 2017
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May 2–9, 2017
Organized by: Goethe-Institut Cairo
Venue: Goethe-Institut Cairo
Address: 5 El-Bustan St., Downtown Cairo, Egypt
Admission: Free Public event
Event Language: Arabic and English subtitles
Website: https://www.goethe.de/ins/eg/ar/m/kul/sup/f17.html?wt_sc=egypt_filmweek


After many successful years, the Goethe-Institut presents its annual Goethe Film Week in Egypt with a new selection of German contemporary features and documentaries as well as a fine assortment of Arabic film special screenings and premieres. 

Topics this year cover issues of migration, the definition of homeland, revolutions, wars, family, and women in society. All of these will be discussed with filmmakers, experts and the audience during the Goethe Film Week. From May 2nd till 9th you can watch new German and Arabic feature films, including the award-winning film “24 Weeks” by director Anne Zohra Berrached, addressing one of the most difficult decisions in life that can be made, namely late-term abortion. The black comedy „Toni Erdmann“, nominated for an Academy Award and The Palm d´Or at the Cannes Film Festival tells the story tells the story of a father-daughter relationship in modern life. A journey of three siblings searching for homeland and identity is represented in the drama “House without roof” by the young Kurdish filmmaker Soleen Youssef. Witness “Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc” by Iman Kamel the Egyptian-German film, a poetic and masterful exploration of Egyptian women’s emancipation in post-revolution Egypt and reflects a woman’s daily resistance to social norms. A modern documentary fusing genres through dance, poetic narrative and mythology to offer a bold, transparent look at women’s issues in Egypt today. The film will be screened on the opening ceremony of the Goethe Film Week for the first time in Egypt.

The screenings in Cairo will take place at the new building of the Goethe-Institut in Doqqi and selected films will tour in Alexandria, El Minia, Aswan, Damanhour and Ismailia.

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