Panorama Events

STRIVE FOR AUTHENTICITY
(PERSONAL) STRATEGIES FOR BIOGRAPHIC STORYTELLING IN DOCUMENTARY

The craft of documentary-making is evolving and growing rapidly, following the changes in production, distribution and socio-political conditions. Through this masterclass, Beniamino Barese likes to offer an insight to the thinking process and research that sustained the making of “The disappearance of my mother”. At the same time, he would like to pose some wider questions in regards to why and how we make documentaries, focusing on the relevancy of biography/personal experience as a starting point for telling a story and on the strategies that could be used to render this matter ‘un...
We are thrilled to be having very special guests this Panorama, director Costa Gavras, producer Michelle Gavras & actor Christos Loulis who will be joining us for a Q&A session after "Adults in the Room" screening in Zawya on November 12 at 7pm

ADULTS IN THE ROOM
Country: France, Greece
Year: 2019
Director: Costa-Gavras
Starring: Christos Loulis, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Ulrich Tukur
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 124 MIN
Language: English, Greek, French, German
Subtitles: English

Behind closed doors, a human tragedy plays out. A universal theme: a story of people trapped in an inhuman network of power. The brutal...
Documentary film is a cinematographic genre paradoxical in nature. On one hand, it is the most creative form of filmmaking but on the other hand, it is economically the poorest. Economically, documentaries are chronically under-funded and artistically, THEY ARE systematically under-represented.

La carte blanche des Ateliers Varan questions and attempts to respond to this issue in the heart of its practise through the screenings of films produced in different workshops and different countries and through individual encounters with the participants.

How CAN ONE SUCCEED IN ANY SITUATION OF A filming process TO CREATE A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PERSON WHO IS FILMING AND ...
"Carte Blanche" was first introduced in the 7th Panorama of the European Film with the aim of presenting three Egyptian prominent names from the film scene

This year, Writer and film critic Mahmoud Abd El-Shakour selected Vittorio De Sica’s “The Bicycle Thief/ LADRI DI BICCICLETTE ”

The screening of the film at Zawya will be followed by a Q&A session with Mahmoud Abd El-Shakour

LADRI DI BICCICLETTE / BICYCLE THIEVES

Country: Italy
Year: 1948
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 89 MIN
Language: Italian, English
S...
"Carte Blanche" was first introduced in the 7th Panorama of the European Film with the aim of presenting three Egyptian prominent names from the film scene

This year, actress Hendy Sabry curated Federico Fellini's “Roma" to be included in Carte Blanche as one of the films that had impact on her and her career.

Unfortunately, Hend wont be present for a Q&A.


Roma
Country: Italy, France
Year: 1972
Director: Federico Fellini
Starring: Denis Christopher , Pia De Doses
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Running Time: 128 MIN
Language: Italian, French, English, German, Latin, Spanish
Subtitles: Arabic

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"Carte Blanche" was first introduced in the 7th Panorama of the European Film with the aim of presenting three Egyptian prominent names from the film scene

This year, Producer and director Marianne kHOURY selected Thomas Vinterberg’s “Festen/ The Celebration”

The screening of the film at Zawya will be followed by a Q&A session with Marianne Khoury

THE CELEBRATION / FESTEN
18+
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Year: 1998
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen , Thomas Bo Larsen
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 105 MIN
Language: Danish, German, English
Subtitles: English
Drawing on experiences co-producing between countries from Japan to France, Ireland to Lebanon, season curator and BAFTA-nominated producer Elhum Shakerifar will give a masterclass on the basics of producing, with specific focus on co-production and collaboration across borders – talking through current realities and opportunities, having realistic expectations and finding the right partners to collaborate with.

About Elhum Shakerifar:
Elhum is a BAFTA nominated producer, winner of the 2017 Women in Film & TV's BBC Factual Award, and one of Screen International’s 2018 #Brit50 Producers on the Rise. Working with a range of partners including BFI, BBC, Sundance, Doc Society...
We are very happy to have "Pain and Glory" Almodóvar's latest film in our selection this year!

The film will be screened twice (Once in Zawya and Once in Zamalek Cinema), the screening in Zamalek Cinema (November 8, 7pm) will be followed by a Q&A session with Actress Nora Navas who played the role of "Mercedes" in the film.

PAIN AND GLORY

Country: Spain
Year: 2019
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 108 MIN
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Pain & Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a...
"The Man Behind the Microphone" is screened as part of "Shubak: Spotlight on Arab-British Identity" under the Special Screenings/ Programs section.

We are delighted to have the film director "CLAIRE BELHASSINE" as a Panorama guest, a Q&A session will be held with her after the screening.

About the film:

The Man Behind The Microphone

Directed By Claire Belhassine

DOCUMENTARY | UK, TUNISIA, QATAR | 2017 | FRENCH, ENGLISH, ARABIC | English Subtitles | 86 MIN

Known as the ‘Frank Sinatra of Tunisia’, Hedi Jouini is the most popular musical star in Tunisian history. His songs continue to inspire revolutionaries and cons...
Beniamino Barrese's "THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER", part of the Documentaries section of the Panorama, will be screened in Zawya on November 9th at 4pm, the screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER / La scomparsa di mia madre
Country: Italy
Year: 2019
Director: Beniamino Barrese
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 96 MIN
Language: English and Italian
Subtitles: English

Benedetta Barzini was a revered Italian model who shattered stereotypes by becoming a journalist and professor and gained notoriety by publicly critiquing the fashion industry’s deep-seated misogyny. But now...