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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS FROM EGYPT
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AQUARIUM

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Directed By: Yousry Nasrallah
  • Country: Egypt
An anesthesiologist who listens to his patients mumbling under sedation and a late night talk show host (Hend Sabri) whose callers reveal secrets are the yearning principals of The Aquarium, an ambitious examination of repression--both sexual and political--in Cairo today. | Read More
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CAIRO EXIT

When 18-year-old Amal becomes pregnant, she struggles with the choice between absconding to Greece with her beloved Muslim boyfriend and staying in Cairo with her Coptic Orthodox Christian family. But when her motorbike gets stolen and she's fired from her job, Amal must reevaluate her future options as an unmarried young mother in Egypt. | Read More
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CAIRO TIME

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Ruba Nadda
  • Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
In this graceful cross-cultural love story, a happily married woman (Patricia Clarkson) is separated from her husband in the overwhelming city of Cairo. While waiting for his return, she experiences the unique beauty of Egypt with his friend (Alexander Siddig). As their tender friendship blossoms, a series of small yet profound moments changes both of their worlds forever. | Read More
Drama and Female Director(s)
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YACOUBIAN BUILDING

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 165 minutes
  • Directed By: Marwan Hamed
  • Country: Egypt
A record budget, an all-star cast, a script based on a best-seller: Most 28-year-old novices aren't handed this kind of project, especially in Egypt, where the novel's subjects-government corruption, Islamic fundamentalism, homosexuality-are taboo onscreen. But the gamble pays off in this sprawling, compelling, and watchable epic set in a downtown Cairo building that's a symbol of modern Egypt. | Read More
Drama

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