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Take 2 on The Treasure: A whirlwind ride through Egyptian history and myth
Yasmin Shehab | This film is Egypt’s superior answer to The Da Vinci Code
Take 1 on Sherif Arafa’s The Treasure: An Egyptian movie about Egypt for rich tourists
Andeel | This film is meant to be our film industry’s current top production
Changing art forms, from page to screen: Women in 3 post-independence films
Ismail Fayed | These films see much-needed change as having to take place over the bodies of women
Al-Asleyeen: When big brother meets a film about mid-life ennui
Yasmin Shehab | The new film from The Blue Elephant team gets off to a great start
Egypt’s cinematic gems: Sleepless Nights
Rowan El Shimi | Hany Khalifa's frank film broke the prudish "clean cinema" trend in 2003.
Egypt’s cinematic gems: The Greatest Child in the World
Lara El Gibaly | This film combines the worst of orientalism, nationalism, and the male ego
Souad Hosny’s sister discusses her new book on the actor’s mysterious death
Leena ElDeeb | "All I want is to bring the truth to the people, the truth of Souad Hosny’s murder.”
Egypt’s cinematic gems: A Taste of Fear
Rowan El Shimi | A document in which the post-1967 sentiment is delivered by unusual suspects
There is no beach like Gaza’s: Talking to the makers of Gaza Surf Club
Amna Magdy | Despite the slight stereotyping tendencies, Gaza Surf Club is well worth watching
 
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Opinion
Tamer El Said
A report on Mohamed Diab’s Clash: How state TV deals with art
I’ve never met filmmaker Mohamed Diab and I’ve not watched his new film Ishtibak (Clash,
Ahmed Khair al-Deen
Egypt’s Contemporary Pharaohs: The ongoing urge for a ‘citadel massacre’
Egypt’s Contemporary Pharaohs sets out to discover why Egypt's recent rulers have appeared to change
Paul Sedra
Faten Hamama and the ‘Egyptian difference’ in film
The Egyptian difference yielded a cinema in the 1950s and 1960s that was more daring, more complex, and
 
News
Filmmakers release film about rural Egypt online after censorship at Cairo festival
Dubai film festival refuses to screen Egyptian movie ‘The Unknown Sweet Potato Seller’
FestBeat: Watching films in turbulent times remains important
FestBeat: Day 8 of Panorama prompts reflections
Festbeat: Waiting to be wowed on day 6 of Panorama
FestBeat: Panorama delivers tough questions on patriarchy and togetherness on day 4
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Cartoons
The winning caption
Andeel | Sisi: "I shall only approve... two more sequels."Thank you to everyone who tweeted and commented with possible captions!
Cartoon: Understanding Interstellar
Andeel | Person 1: "No, you don't get it man — time itself is circular, without a beginning or end — that's why humanity in the future will be one possible course humanity might have taken in the past, while past itself is a moment of the future —"   Person 2: "Ok, got it. So did you pay the parking assistant, or should I pay him?"   Person 1: "I paid him."
Cartoon: Hilarious!
Andeel |Writing a comedy film.  Writer: "Nice. Write that down."