Best 10 Films of the 8th Panorama of the European Film in Egypt

For the 8th year, Panorama brings us a unique selection of European films. For film fanatics, cultural addicts, or families and friends just looking for a good time, this event is for you. So bring some popcorn, pop your soda drinks, and grip on to this year’s top 10 films at the Panorama of the European Film. Screening at cinemas in Downtown Cairo, 6th of October and the 5th Settlement, where the films are sure to marvel you.

1 – Victoria

A heart-throbbing, award-winning Best Feature Film at the German Film Awards of 2015, about a young Spanish woman who ventures out in Berlin and comes across four guys who invite her for a thrilling night out. Little does she know the tragedy that awaits. A brilliant single-take German film starring Laia Costa with Arabic subtitles only.
Where: Cinema Zawya: Thursday Nov. 26 @ 9.45PM | Cinema Karim: Friday Dec. 4 @ 6.45PM
Contact: +201283200030,   website

 2 – 45 Years

This heart-wrenching drama starring Charlotte Rampling encompassed a 45 year long love story that is threatened by a letter from the past. 45 Years is an award-winning ‘Best British Feature Film’, directed by Andrew Haigh. An English absorbing production sure to glue you to your seats with Arabic subtitles only.
Where: Cinema Zawya: Friday Nov. 27 @ 9.45PM | Cinema Karim: Wednesday Dec. 2 @ 6.45PM
Contact: +201283200030,   website

 3- Magical Girl

An ill girl’s wish drives her father to meet two unusual characters that turn his life around: a psychologically troubled woman and a retired professor clenched to his past. A unique Spanish drama-thriller that has won several awards including the Gold Shell for Best Film award from the San Sebastian IFF 2014. With English subtitles only.
Where: Cinema Karim: Monday Nov. 30 @ 9.45PM and Wednesday Dec. 2 @ 10.30AM
Contact: +201283200030,   website

 4 – Tale of Tales

A film that oozes with brilliance in its visual conception. The fantasy tale combines three separate kingdoms with magical unusual stories that will stir your thoughts and imaginations. English with Arabic subtitles only.
Where: Cinema Point 90: Friday Nov. 27 @ 6.45 PM | Cinema Zawya: Saturday Nov. 28 @ 9.45 PM | Cinema Karim: Monday Nov. 30 @ 6.45 PM
Contact: +201283200030,   website

5 – Far From The Madding Crowd

A chilling love story of a strong woman who brings a town on its edge. The film reveals the power of choices, explores the essence of love and relationships, besides its capturing direction, acting and storyline that will probably leave you with tears or a heightened trance. A British/US production starring Carey Mulligan. With Arabic and English subtitles.
Where: Cinema Karim: Saturday Nov. 28 @ 9.45 PM and Tuesday Dec. 1 @ 1.00 PM | Cinema Zawya Thursday Dec. 3 @ 6.45 PM
Contact: +201283200030,   website

 6 – Memories On Stone

Achieving the UNESCO Award and Best Film from the Arab World, this film challenges us with a staggering thought: would you risk everything for a film? Here we see the aftermath of Saddam’s reign where two childhood friends document the 1988 genocide of the Iraqi Kurds into a film. Kurdish, Arabic, Farsi with English subtitles only.
Where: Cinema Karim: Friday Nov. 27 @ 9.45 PM | Cinema Zawya: Monday Nov. 30 @ 10.30 AM and Saturday Dec. 5 @ 1.00 PM
Contact: +201283200030,   website

 7 – Letter To The King

This film forces us to view the world from the eyes of five separate refugees who move on to new possibilities, free of their past. Their life-stories are written in a letter to Norwegian King by an old man whose words influence a timeless though-provoking state. With English subtitles only.
Where: Cinema Zawya: Monday Nov. 30 @ 6.45 PM | Cinema Karim: Monday Nov. 30 @ 1.00 PM and Tuesday Dec. 1 @ 6.45 PM
Contact: +201283200030,  website

 8 – Mustang

A gripping, award-winning feature reflecting the power stemming from the relationship of five sisters, who grow up in a traditionally obsessed family, with challenging natures. This brilliant Turkish film is directed by Deniz Gamze Erguven. Turkish with Arabic and English subtitles.
Where: Cinema Zawya: Friday Nov. 27 @ 6.45 PM | Cinema Karim: Thursday Dec. 3 @ 9.45 PM | Cinema Plaza: Friday Dec. 4 @ 6.45 PM
Contact: +201283200030,   website

 9 – Goodnight Mommy

If you prefer your films more atmospheric than in-you-face, then Goodnight Mommy is right up your alley. In this Horror-Drama, the film takes us into a non-stop thrill ride, in which a mother who undergoes a plastic surgery comes back home to her twins as a different person where the twins develop doubts that she is actually their mother. A peculiar, spooky film with excellent direction that will surely grip you to your seats. German with English subtitles only.
Where: Cinema Karim: Thursday Nov. 26 @ 9.45 PM | Cinema Zawya: Wednesday Dec. 2 @ 9.45 PM | Cinema Point 90: Thursday Dec. 3 @ 6.45 PM
Contact: +201283200030,   website

 10 -The High Sun

The High Sun is one of the more emotional films on this list. It’s a story that revolves around two homelands and three decades that bear ethnic segregation uniting lovers in a struggle. An award-winning, awry and heart-racing film that moves you with every plot. Croatian with English subtitles only.
Where: Cinema Plaza: Thursday Nov. 26 @ 6.45 PM | Cinema Karim: Friday Nov. 27 @ 6.45 PM | Cinema Zawya: Friday Dec. 4 @ 9.45 PM
Contact: +201283200030,    website

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