Egypt extends nationwide state of emergency for health, security concerns    Budget airlines put squeeze on airports in coronavirus cost drive    NBE issues new investment certificates, raises return on another    Egypt's maritime, air freight sectors hit by COVID-19: AmCham    Shoukry takes part in virtual roundtable over COVID-19 impact on migration    Egypt stresses importance of committing to Riyadh Agreement    Belgian cup final back on and set for Aug. 1    Atletico Madrid forward Correa suffers muscle injury in training    Australia's A-league to resume in July: FFA    Football leagues slowly stall in time of COVID-19    Don't abandon us, we don't transmit coronavirus, say Cairo dogs and cats    US virus deaths top 100,000, caseloads rise in India, Russia    Medmark pledges financial, technology support for fight against COVID-19    Egypt, WFP partner to support vulnerable citizens through COVID-19 crisis    Afrobeat, rap, house and more: Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa    Book Review: Power on the Nature of Power    UK musicians in lockdown rage against industry machine    Mystery solved: ancient humans use can openers about 2 million years ago    Nile cruise turns back time for story of love and murder    #EverydayNile pictures people's relation with water in Nile Basin    Will Egypt bid again to host 2030 FIFA World Cup?    'Didn't give a damn': Inside a ravaged Spanish nursing home    China parliament approves Hong Kong security bill as tensions with US rise    AfDB approves $500,000 in emergency coronavirus pandemic aid for Egypt    Egypt's stock Exchange back to regular trading hours on Sunday    Dubai government offices to resume work with 50% employees next Sunday, 100% on June 14    Disney unveils plans to reopen in mid-July    Google's Pichai says will give employees up to $1,000 for work-from-home expenses    European Commission: Global fund for coronavirus vaccine, drug development raises $10 billion    WHO: There is no evidence hydroxychloroquine helps treat coronavirus    Egypt confirms record jump of 910 coronavirus cases on Wednesday    Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks him    Japan approves fresh $1.1 trillion stimulus to combat pandemic pain    EU exec to propose 1.1 trillion budget for bloc in 2021-27: Source    Iran's newly elected parliament convenes despite pandemic    Sisi congratulates Egyptians on occasion of Eid Al-Fitr    Mental health apps draw wave of new users as experts call for oversight    Egypt's Sisi congratulates Egyptians on the occasion of Eid El-Fitr    Egypt's interior ministry gives gifts to families of policemen killed or injured in the line of duty    Egyptian police kill 21 terrorists who plotted attacks on Eid El-Fitr    Italy's football federation sets August 20 as deadline for finishing season    Egypt's decision to resume sports activities breathes life into hopes to restart league    Egyptian Premier League final decision to be taken before May-end: minister    Egypt's 12 MPs came into contact with coronavirus infected parliamentarian    iRead launches new activities, competitions to pread the passion for reading    British Council in Egypt makes its digital library for free amid coronavirus    Sheikh Mahmoud El-Tablawy dies at 86    Kuwait breaks up riot by Egyptian workers seeking repatriation – ministry    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Panorama of the European Film to mark 10th anniversary with expanded programme
Published in Ahram Online on 02 - 11 - 2017

Egypt's annual Panorama of the European Film returns next week for its tenth year, marking the occasion with a vibrant programme that brings both classics and new films to Egyptian audiences, and an expansion of screenings to reach 10 different governorates.
A total of 55 features and short films from 26 countries are featured in this year's festival, which runs from 8 to 18 November. They include landmark films that have had significant impacts on world cinema, recent award-winning offerings from European directors, and first features from promising young filmmakers.
The full programme will take place in Cairo in two film theatres and two cultural institutes. However, a selection of films will also be screened in Alexandria, Ismailia and Port Said, and one-off screenings will be held in Assiut, Damietta, Mansoura, Minya, Qena and Zagazig.
10th Panorama opening film King of Belgians (Photo: still from the film)
A special section will screen a selection of European films chosen by Egyptian filmmakers, to emphasize intercultural and artistic dialogue; this year films from France, Greece, and England by three different renowned filmmakers of different generations.
Programme highlights
The festival will be opened on 7 November by the award-winning 2016 film King of the Belgians, directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth.
The Belgian film has won a number in international awards, including the KNF Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival 2017, the jury of which described it as “an immensely likable film set in a parallel world."
The film is part of the Long Narrative section of the festival.
Also included in this section are a number of recent, highly acclaimed features, including this year's Palme d'Or winner at Cannes.
(Still from film Loving Vincent)
Loving Vincent, directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, is the world's first fully oil-painted feature, and explores the mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh.
The Polish-British film has won four international film festival awards including the best animation film from Shanghai International Film Festival 2017, which praised the film that “spoke to the heart of the artist.”
Manifesto is another award-winning film set to play. Directed by Julian Rosefeldt, the Australian-German film features Cate Blanchett in 13 different roles performing various manifestos, in a series of striking monologues. The film was nominated for the Golden Tulip from Istanbul International Film Festival 2017, and it won the Guerrilla Staff Award at the Biografilm Festival 2017.
The biographic comedy drama Redoubtable by Michel Hazanavicius explores the life of renowned French director Jean Luc Godard during the mid-sixties and how the events of May '68 transformed him profoundly, from a star cineaste to a Maoist artist entirely outside the system.
The film saw Hazanavicius nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes this year for the best film director, and Redoubtable was also nominated for the Best International Film Award from Munich Film Festival 2017.
(still from film Manifesto)
Panorama will also screen the film that did go on to win the Palme d'Or this year: Swedish satirical drama The Square by Ruben Östlund. Pedro Almodóvar, who was the jury president at Cannes, said that the film, which satirises the Swedish art world, depicts "the dictatorship of being politically correct."
The Other Side of Hope by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki is also on the screening list. The film explores the refugee crisis via a story about a friendship between a Syrian refugee and a Finnish man. It won both the Silver Berlin Bear for the best director at the Berlin International Film Festival 2017, and the FIPRESCI Film of the Year award from the San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017.
The Emerging Directors section at Panorama is dedicated to first feature films, with the aim of selecting innovative and exciting work by new talents.
Among the 10 films on the screening list this year are Scary Mother by Ana Urushadze, which won the best film award in Locarno International Film Festival 2017, Sarajevo Film Festival 2017, and El Gouna Film Festival 2017.
Adama, a French animated drama film directed by Simon Rouby, is also featured. The film tells the story of a young West African boy who sets off across Europe in search of his older brother during World War I. It was nominated for César Awards in 2016 and the best feature film award from Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2015.
Seven films will feature in the Documentary Rendez Vous section, which will this year include a special selection of short Irish documentaries.
The seven films include American documentary I Am Not Your Negro about writer James Baldwin, which was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature award at the Oscars this year.
The French documentary Plot 35, which was nominated for the Golden Eye award at Cannes this year, will also feature in this section. The film explores director Eric Caravaca's own family history.
(still from film Plot 35)
The Carte Blanche section was first introduced at the seventh Panorama, with the aim of presenting three Egyptian filmmakers' European film choices.
This year, Breaking The Waves (1996), directed by Lars Von Trier, was chosen by director Kamla Abu Zekry.
Belle de Jour (1967) by Luis Buñuel was selected by director Ali Badrakhan.
The third film, chosen by local director Tamer El Said, is Eternity and a Day (1998) by Greek director Theo Angelopoulos.
The three Egyptian film directors will attend the post-screening discussions of the works they have chosen.
It has also become an annual tradition at the Panorama to feature an artistic, in-depth look at the reality of a European city via a careful selection of a number of films, and this year, London will be the city on display, under the title “Mysterious London.”
In partnership with the British Council, this year's Urban Lens section focuses on the gloomy streets of the British capital, via a selection of dark movies that feature the city.
The three films are Frenzy (1972) by Alfred Hitchcock; Night and the City (1950) by Jules Dassin; and Sapphire (1959) by Basil Dearden.
The Special Screening section this year pays tribute to three cinema pioneers, the ethnographer Jean Rouch and the the Lumière brothers. A selection of restored films and archival footage will be screened for the occasion.
(Still from film Adama)
Educational programme
A series of masterclasses, workshops, and panel discussions will take place as part of the Panorama parallel programme, which is dedicated to aspiring filmmakers.
The documentary filmmaking masterclass will be presented by Marie Dumora, the director of Belinda (2017), which was nominated for the Glasshütte Original Documentary Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 2017.
The scriptwriting masterclass will be presented by French actor and director Thierry de Peretti.
There will also be two technical workshops.
Pinhole Camera, a workshop for children, will be presented by Hossam Shukralla in collaboration with ADEF (Arab Digital Expression Foundation).
Sound In Film will be presented by Laurent Chassaigne, a sound recordist, sound editor and sound mixer who is known for Beauty (2011) and Captive (2012), and Fred Attal, a sound designer and sound editor who is known for Raining Cats and Frogs (2003) and Alexander (2004) by Oliver Stone; and Ahmed Adnan, a sound mixer and sound recordist whose filmography includes Asmaa (2011) and Excuse my French (2014) by Amr Salama, and Clash (2016) by Mohamed Diab.
(Still from film Belle de Jour)
The Panorama of the European Film is an annual event that was launched by Misr International Films in 2004, and was incorporated under Zawya in 2014.
The Panorama of the European Film takes place under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and the Egyptian Film Center, and is funded by the European Union, the British Council, the Goethe Institute, the French Institute, the Italian Cultural Institute, alongside the embassies of Ireland, Holland, Sweden, and Portugal.
For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture

Clic here to read the story from its source.