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Video: Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek will play a villain in next James Bond film
Egypt

Video: Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek will play a villain in next James Bond film

Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek is to play a villain in the 25th official James Bond film. The movie still does…
Biopic tribute to slain war reporter Marie Colvin as journalism comes ‘under attack’
Culture

Biopic tribute to slain war reporter Marie Colvin as journalism comes ‘under attack’

  A biopic of war correspondent Marie Colvin, who died in Syria in 2012, is a celebration of journalism as…
Bassem Youssef: From Egypt to Tribeca
Art news

Bassem Youssef: From Egypt to Tribeca

Heart surgeon turned satirist Bassem Youssef, who was known as the “Egyptian Jon Stewart”, has the cameras turned on him…
Life is no dance for ‘Carioca’
Art news

Life is no dance for ‘Carioca’

The story of Tahiya Carioca (1919–1999) is that of modern belly dance. Om Kalthoum once described her as an artist…
‘Al-Hassan and al-Hussein’ TV drama: An orthodox narrative in a progressive form
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‘Al-Hassan and al-Hussein’ TV drama: An orthodox narrative in a progressive form

The representation of the life story of al-Hassan and al-Hussein, Prophet Mohamed’s grandsons and sons of his cousin and son-in-law,…
Biopics in the Arab world: History entangled with subjectivity
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Biopics in the Arab world: History entangled with subjectivity

Two films about Egypt’s second president - “Nasser 56” (a 1996 Egyptian production) and “Gamal Abdel Nasser” (a 1999 Syrian…
‘Al-Rayan’: a biopic challenged by historical fallacies
Art news

‘Al-Rayan’: a biopic challenged by historical fallacies

One of the massive economic changes in 1980s Egypt was the rise of pyramid schemes. Presented as highly rewarding (offering…
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