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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Beirut International 7th Film Festival

A great chance to watch good quality films from all over the world. Of the films, two Egyptian ones have got my attention.

"Malak w Ketaba" very nice movie giving a whole new perspective to the relation between different generation. It also gives you an idea about the dramatic changes occurring in the Arab world, specially among young people in their 20's or 30's. A MUST seen by all means.

"Yacoubian Building" is by far the best added-value of this film festival. I've read the novel, and I was amazed and shocked by the courage of the writer to discuss "taboo" issues in the Arab world, including homosexuality, religious extremists and sexual harassment. Should the film be as good as the novel, it would be the most MUST see Arab film.

1 comment:

Liliane said...

I've been told that Yacoubian Building is actually very daring coming from a traditional country such as Egypt.

I've been also that VOLVER by Pedro Almodovar is a very good movie worth watching.