CARTE BLANCHE

Three European Films chosen by three Egyptian filmmakers. This year's edition features the film choices of director of photography Abdelsalam Moussa, scriptwriter Mariam Naoum and director Abou Bakr Shawky.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of French fashion bible Elle magazine, has a devastating stroke at age 43. The damage to his brain stem results in locked-in syndrome, with which he is almost completely paralyzed and only able to communicate by ...
The White Ribbon
On the eve of World War I. Using their social status and harsh punishments, a baron, a doctor and a pastor rule over a small village in Protestant northern Germany. One day, the doctor falls off his horse after it trips over a wire strung between two...
Underground
Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually abandons Bla...