Jean Dujardin in "The Artist" - screenshot
CAIRO - 25 June 2017: Ramadan has ended, Eid al-Fitr has come and it is time to celebrate. But everyone celebrates differently: some spend Eid in family gatherings and reunions with friends, some prefer travelling away from the city to coastal places. Others, however, opt to spend the three-day Eid vacation resting at home, enjoying their time staying away from work and the daily routines.
To the latter type, Egypt Today suggests six light movies to help you enjoy your time while relaxing.
1-Midnight in Paris, 2011
The movie about Gil, a nostalgic romantic person who goes on a trip to Paris with his fiancée, to finds himself strangely going back to the 1920’s every night, discovering the period of time he loves firsthand.
It is a joyous fantasy that feels more of a daydream than a movie. The movie’s author, veteran Woody Allen, won an Oscar for Best writing, Original Screenplay.
2-Like Stars on Earth, 2007
If you are a Bollywood fan, you should not miss this movie. Starring megastar Aamir Khan, it is about an 8-year-old boy who is always thought to be sluggish and stupid, until his new art teacher has the compassion to find out the actual reason behind his struggles in learning.
3-The Artist, 2011
It’s a brilliant black-and-white silent movie produced in 2011. It is about a silent movie star who meets a young dancer, but the advent of talking pictures separates them. It won five Oscars, including best picture.
4-La Famille Bélier, 2014
This is a French movie about a teenage girl whose parents and younger brother are deaf and discovers by accident that she is gifted with an amazing voice for singing.
5-Spirited Away, 2001
It’s a Japanese Oscar-winning animated movie that should not be missed. It’s about 10-year-old girl, Chihiro, who gets lost in a strange place ruled by witches and spirits, where humans are changed into animals.
Last year, BBC Culture included this movie in its list of the 21st century’s greatest 100 movies.
This is the only documentary in the list. It is about Samantha and Anaïs, twin sisters who were separated at birth and meet each other by coincidence through social media. It is a very interesting documentary that proves that our real life can be stranger than fiction.