The Arab House screens, in its headquarters of Madrid, from today until 4 June, four Egyptian films of recent production. Egypt is proud to have, without a doubt, the most important film industry, the most veteran and the one with the biggest diffusion in the Arab world. This selection in particular, offers a different portrait of the new generation within this industry, as old as refreshing. These are serious films in their production and innovative in their themes and the way to deal with them, as well as of recent production (from 2009 to 2013).
Two of the films proposed have been produced by two great directors and established production companies (Uno/Cero and Mensajes del mar). The other two (Asham: Un hombre llamado Esperanza and Villa 69) are the works of young directors and emerging production companies financing their films through innovative and flexible methods with the objective of making a way for new talents in the film industry of Egypt.
The objective of this screenings, proposed by the National Centre of Cinema in El Cairo, and translated and subtitled by the Arab House, is to contribute to bring Egypt closer to the minds and hearts of Madrid’s audience.
The films will be screened at 7:30 p.m. starting this afternoon: this afternoon Asham: Un hombre llamado Esperanza, by Maggie Morgan; on Friday 20 June, Villa 69, by Ayten Amin; on Friday 27 June, Uno / Cero, by Kamla Abou Zekry, and on Friday 4 July, Mensajes del mar, by Daoud Abdel Sabed.
The films will be screened in original version with subtitles in Spanish. Tickets: 3 euros for the regular ticket at the ticket window.