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The Gate of Departure and Harag W' Marag Screen at the Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre

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Within the Centre's September Screenings

The Gate of Departure and Harag W' Marag Screen at the Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre

The two films The Gate of Departure by Karim Hanafy and Harag W' Marag (Chaos, Disorder) by Nadine Khan are going to be screened at the Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre as part of its September screenings programme running during September 10-30, 2017. The film screenings are going to take place at 19A Adly Street in Downtown, Cairo. Director Karim Hanafy is going to attend the first screening of his film at the Centre on Tuesday, September 19th.

The Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre is an alternative film centre in Downtown Cairo dedicated to celebrating the diversity, beauty and power of film from the region and beyond. Cimatheque is a space built for filmmakers and film-lovers alike, as a place for watching films and discussing them, for learning about cinema and creating it, that believes in the importance of preserving film heritage and looks to the future through supporting alternative film culture.

About Harag W' Marag Produced and edited by Dina Farouk, Harag W' Marag (Chaos, Disorder) is Nadine Khan's feature film directorial debut. Khan penned the story herself, while the screenplay is written by Mohamed Nasser. The film stars Ayten Amer, Mohamed Farag, Ramsi Lehner, Hani El Metennawy, Osama Attia, great actor Sabry Abdel Menem and Sayed Ragab. Harag W' Marag is produced by WIKA Production & Distribution and is distributed worldwide by MAD Solutions.

Harag W' Marag is a social drama that tells the story of lost love in a controversial setting; Zaki (Farrag), Mounir (Lehner) and Manal (Ayten Amer) are in their twenties, and living in a confined community where basic needs are met yet chaos and disorder brew. The two boys are in love with the same girl who finds herself the subject of a bet for a football match between them, the winner marries Manal. This story reflects a football and play-station youth and how they deal with their emotions in a community that is increasingly closed off and isolated.

Harag W' Marag (Chaos, Disorder) has taken part in several global film festivals and received numerous awards including a Special Jury Award at the Dubai International Film Festival, which hosted its world premiere in 2012. The film won seven other awards at the Muscat International Film Festival, Oran International Arabic Film Festival in Algeria and the Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival. The film also received the Sami El- Salamoni Award for Innovation and Creativity at the Egyptian Film Association Festival.

About The Gate of Departure

Written and directed by Karim Hanafy, The Gate of Departure stars Salwa Khattab, Ahmed Magdy, Amaal Abdel Hady and Shams Labib. The film is produced by Khaial Art Production with support from Egypt's Ministry of Culture and distributed by MAD Solutions.
"You, who have always been here, you will be everywhere." The Gate of Departure is a story of a prophecy that has always haunted a son growing to manhood in his mother's desolated home. The son is unable to begin his journey beyond the boundaries of these walls repressed by feelings of guilt towards his mother, who chooses to imprison herself for the rest of her life, guarding her only son as she helplessly witnesses her beauty slipping away day by day. The sorrowful mother refuses to let go of the gift that life has granted her. Only a whirlwind of painful dreams that pave the way for her son's departure teaches her to accept her eternal solitude, thus opening the door for him to begin his long journey to himself.

The Gate of Departure was selected as the Best Egyptian Film by the Egyptian Film Critics Association in 2015.Through its participation in many film festivals, the film won 13 awards including four awards at the Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival, six awards at the Egyptian Cinema Film Association Festival in 2016, two awards at the Cairo National Festival for Egyptian Cinema. The film received its first award, the Silver Pyramid Award for Best Artistic Contribution, at the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) in 2014.

Screening times of The Gate of Departure at the Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre
Tuesday, September 19, 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 23, 4:00 PM

Screening times of Chaos, Disorder at the Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre
Sunday, September 17, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, September 19, 4:00 PM