Memories of a Private Eye
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May 11, 2017 7:00–9:00pm
May 14, 2017 4:00–6:00pm
Organized by: Cimatheque
Venue: Cimatheque
Address: 19A ‘Adly Street Floor 5, Apt. 28, Downtown Cairo, Egypt
Admission: Tickets for 15 EGP
Event Language: Arabic, English subtitles

Memories of a Private Eye
Rania Stephan
Lebanon, 2015
Arabic, with English subtitles – 30 min

Memories of a Private Eye is the first chapter in a trilogy which investigates the filmmaker’s personal archive. Evoking the language of film noir, it foregrounds a private detective to help unfold deep and traumatic memories. The film spirals around a lost image: the only moving image of the filmmaker’s dead mother. How is absence lived? What remains of love, war and death with the passing of time? These are the questions that are delicately displayed for contemplation. Weaving together images from different sources, (private archive, history of the cinema, television, YouTube) the film, while investigating the past, unfolds into a labyrinthic maze to create a blueprint of remembrance itself.
About screening attendance: 

- Seating in our space is limited, so first come, first seated.
- All our screenings start 30mins after the announced time.
- Price of the daily membership (Per-screening): 15LE

*Arab Documentary Cinema Package (All screenings April/May)/Individual: 175LE
*Arab Documentary Cinema Package (All screenings for April/May)/Student: 100LE