May 22, 2016 7:30–9:00pm
|Address:||Cinema Odeon: 4 Abdel Hamid Said St off of Talaat Harb St. Downtown, Cairo|
|Admission:||Ticket price: 20 LE for the 1 pm showing and 25 LE for the rest|
The Visit "Azziara": 43 min.
Film by Marouan Omara & Nadia Mounier
In collaboration with Islam Kamal
An inspection team from the World Bank arrives in an Egyptian village a few years after the revolution to assess how the transformation of agricultural management has progressed since the political upheaval. All of the activities are, as required, recorded by a television crew. We watch a drainage channel being built and visit the local museum. Everything seems to be as it should. However, the documentary’s authors leave the camera switched on even after the television crew has finished their work. As a result, the official record includes behind-the-scenes views and the members of the television crew become just additional actors in the film. The carefully arranged scene becomes an absurdly active image with advertising overtones.
Expired": 10 min
A film by Islam Kamal
A policeman, a belly dancer, a white rabbit, a secret agent, a man hopelessly in love: the cast of characters in Islam Kamal’s hyperactive comedy Expired is sourced directly from the tropes of Egypt’s film history of the last thirty years. The film places its protagonists in stereotypical situations, ranging from courting to interrogations, using satire and humor as a vehicle for sociological-political commentary, A manifesto of sorts from the young, independent film scene in Egypt.
Zawya's Adress: Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb st. Downtown, Cairo
How to get tickets to Zawya:
1) Buy your ticket at the cinema before the screening
2) Online from: http://www.elcinema.com/zawya/
3) If you're a Vodafone customer you can book your ticket by calling 2121