The Misfortunes of Some
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Apr 20, 2017 7:00–9:00pm
Apr 23, 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, French subtitles

The Misfortunes of Some
France/Lebanon, 1982
Arabic, with French subtitles – 52 min

It is 1981, and Lebanon is being ripped apart by civil war. Nevertheless, the residents of Beirut hold their heads high. A taxi driver shepherding his clients safely through the roadblocks has another job: laying out corpses in the mortuary. At home, he happily puffs at his water pipe, sings songs for his wife, takes good care of his well-shaped moustache and cherishes his luxury edition of the Koran. While these episodic moments are incredibly bleak, they are tied to a sarcastic sense of humor that manages to keep the tone a bit light, despite the fact that the war is never far away.

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