Winds of Spring: New Egyptian Cinema

Cairo 678
Cairo 678
Revolution and social unrest are commonly distilled by a nation's artists long before the headlines hit.

The films in this season offer multiple views of contemporary Egypt unveiling a vibrant, politically charged cinematic scene that pre-empts the historic events of Tahrir Square.

As part of this program we will also screen a selection of winners from the 2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Curated by Kristy Matheson

Thursday 8 December - Sunday 18 December 2011
Full $15 Concession $12 ACMI Members $11

Cairo 678

An award-winning drama boasting flawless central performances, swift pacing and a refreshing naturalist tone.


In director Ahmad Abdalla's sophomore film, the spirit of subversion is alive, well and rocking.

Cairo Exit

A gritty portrait of a couple grappling with their future in Egypt, shot guerrilla-style a year before the uprising.

Scheherazade Tell Me a Story (Ehky ya Scheherazade)

This immaculately produced tale from established auteur Yousry Nasrallah offers a compelling portrait of modern Egypt.

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