In case you haven’t heard, The Panorama European Film Festival is “an annual event that showcases award-winning feature and documentary productions from across Europe”. The festival will be taking place in Cairo from the 2nd till the 12th of November, with films showcasing all across Egypt: In Cairo, at Zawya, Karim, Point 90 and in Alexandria and even Ismailia and Port Said.
The Panorama team is full of passionate people, dedicated to bringing the cinematic art to Egypt. “If you’re truly passionate about something, you’ll be able to excel at it!” affirms Marianne Khoury, director and producer at Misr International Films. Passion is definitely the drive when it comes to cinema and this festival.
From Reset and Rough Stage to A Syrian Love Story, there’s a huge variety of award-winning films being showcased. One of the great things about the Panorama is that their films are uncensored! Lucky for us, they’ll be screening some of Youssef Chahine’s masterpieces such as Adieu Bonaparte alongside the award-winning European films.
They’re also screening one of my all-time favourite films: The Great Dictator, featuring Charlie Chaplin! It’s a beautiful masterpiece that any person with an interest in art shouldn’t miss.
After some screenings, they’ll be offering the audience the chance to attend a Q&A with the film directors, who will fly all the way from Europe. On the 3rd of November, for instance, Mikko Kuparinen came in to talk about his film 2 Nights Till Morning!
Fortunately, the tickets are quite cheap at Zawya and Karim, ranging between EGP 20-25! So don’t miss out on the festival! They’ve got 5 screenings everyday, starting from 10:30 am till 9:30 pm. Check their website here.
Here are the screenings at Zawya and Karim for the next 10 days!