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Egypt Now: In The Shadow of a Man + Discussion (18)
Dir: Hanan Abdalla 65 mins, 2011, Egypt Please note: this was screened in April 2013
In the wake of the revolution, four women talk about their fight for the future and what it means to be a woman in Egypt. Internationally acclaimed following its Berlin premiere, this courageous, intimate and politically explosive film weaves together their stories of marriage, divorce, love and resistance against Egypt's greater struggle for freedom.
Followed by a discussion hosted by Elhum Shakerifar, programmer at Bird's Eye View and documentary producer (The Reluctant Revolutionary).
With thanks to the Doha Film Institute and the Bristol Feminist Network.
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Please note: this is a old season with no further events to see
A short season which focuses on the recent surge in contemporary filmmaking in Egypt providing an essential context to the recent momentous upheavals.
A Thousand Times Goodnight
Juliette Binoche excels (giving one of her most powerful performances to date) in this gripping tale of a dedicated photojournalist torn between vocational passion and her family.
Rendez-vous with French Cinema
French cinema is as varied and vital as ever in 2014. Catch a restored print of Hiroshima Mon Amour, a landmark of the French New Wave, and new films from Roman Polanski (Venus In Fur) and Martin Provost (Violette).