Film screening as part of the Arab Film Festival 2008
At Day's End
Director: Sharif El Bendary
(Egypt, 2007, 15 minutes)
Based on a short story by the Egyptian writer, Ibrahim Aslan, a father contemplates the physical changes of his adult son in this subtle meditation on aging.
A Winter Day's Visit
Director: Ismaeel Hamdy
(Egypt, 2007, 38 minutes)
A Winter Day's Visit explores a slice section of a day in the life of a modest Egyptian young man named Aly. It starts with a close up about his day-to-day issues with his family and then takes it from there to explore his friends and some of their bluffing tricks to get money out of some Arabs, his two girlfriends and the coldness among both relationships, government officers who forcibly use his car as a mean of looking around for abnormal actions in the middle of the night and finally ends with his family again, thus restarting the routine-like vicious circle.
Clean Hands, Dirty Soap
Director: Karim Fanous
(Egypt, 2007, 25 minutes)
A Cairo bathroom attendant musters up the will to approach a spirited belly dancer and learns that, in life, every non-action has a non-reaction.
Director: Heidi Saman
(Egypt, 2008, 19 minutes)
When a housemaid's suspicions of her employer are strangely confirmed, she is forced to come to terms with her own insecurities and her place within the family household.
This screening is part of the Arab Film Festival. For details on the festival, please visit www.aff.org
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Arab Film Festival
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