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CAIRO – 22 November 2018: The Cairo Opera House's Open Theatre is set to host the screening of two films on Thursday, Nov. 22, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. as part of the program of Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF).
Also, the Arts Creativity Centre and Hanager Cinema are hosting four different shows each from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Below are some of the most significant films presented by the Cairo Opera House as part of the CIFF program:
- "The Prayer":
The film will be presented under the International Panorama category. "The Prayer" is a 2018 French drama film directed by Cédric Kahn. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. The film stars Anthony Bajon as Thomas, Damien Chapelle as Pierre, Alex Brendemühl as Marco, Louise Grinberg as Sybille, Hanna Schygulla as Soeur Myriam, and Davide Campagna as Luciano.
It is worth mentioning that Anthony Bajon won the Silver Bear for Best Actor.
"Mamang" revolves around an old woman's struggle with the senility of old age so she can be with her only son, Fredie. However, the more she struggles, the more her condition worsens until her memories literally start coming back and she finds herself reliving a life filled with pain and loss which she must confront again if she wants to stay with her son. The film is written and directed by Denise O'Hara and stars Celeste Legaspi, Ketchup Eusebio and Alex Vincent Medina.
The film will be competing in the main contest of the CIFF, and screened at 3:30 p.m. in the Grand Theatre.
The film tells a story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s. The film is directed and written by Alfonso Cuaron and stars Yalitza Apricio, Marina de Tavira and Diego Cortina Autrey.
The film will screen in the Grand Theatre at 6:30 p.m.
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. The film is based on actual events.
The film is written by Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott, David Rabinowitz and Spike Lee. The film stars Alec Baldwin, John David Washington and others, and is directed by Spike Lee.
"Blackkklansman" will screen in the Grand Theatre at 9 p.m.
- A Seminar was held at 12 p.m. in the Grand Theatre prior to screening the movie “Pulse”. Director Tonia Mishiali and actress Steal Fyrogeni took part in the seminar, which was led by critic Magda Maurice.
- At 3:30 p.m., a second seminar was held in the Grand Theatre after screening the movie “Mamange” from the Philippines. Actor Ketchup Eusebiomain, director Denise O’hara and film producer Diane Nermal took part in the seminar led by Mohamed Tarek.
- At the same time, “Angels are made of light” screened in Hanager Theatre, followed by a special seminar attended by director James Longley and managed by Nahid Nasr.
- At 1:30p.m., two seminars took place, "Visual Reality” and “Basra: The Neighborhood of Civilization".
- “Visual Reality 2” seminar took place at 3 p.m. followed by “Visual Reality 3” at 4:30p.m.