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Sex in Arab cinema
Raseef22 | In 1929, the Ministry of Interior banned Wedad Orfi’s Masat al-Hayah (The Tragedy of Life). The
Four Egyptian wartime B-movies: Nudity, sex and a dash of politics
Amany Ali Shawky | "Who knows when the war is going to end?" says handsome gay painter Raouf to Ahmed, a youth fresh from
On the centenary of Salah Abu Seif’s birth
Amany Ali Shawky | A medium shot frames the tightly-clad rear of a woman stepping out of her luxurious car with a poodle.
Egypt’s cinematic gems: The Empire of Satan
Rowan El Shimi | This absurdist comedy package about a plane crash is full of revolutionary sentiment
Egypt’s cinematic gems: I am Free
Rowan El Shimi | Based on Ihsan Abdel Quddous's 1952 novel, I Am Free was ahead of its time
Egypt’s cinematic gems: A Woman’s Youth
Hessen Hossam | This is not just a simple story of a sexy older woman seducing a college boy and finding excuses to belly-dance
Egypt’s cinematic gems: Something of a Torture
Ismail Fayed | Two hours of high-octane drama about an arty love triangle
Egypt’s cinematic gems: Cairo 30
Adham Youssef | Arguably the first film in Egyptian cinema to push for a socialist solution to Egypt’s eternal problems
Egypt’s cinematic gems: Between Heaven and Earth
Amany Ali Shawky | In this dark joke of a movie, an elevator is a miniature version of the newly class-conscious Egypt
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