A monthly cycle of films is brought to you by Metro Al Madina and picked by film director Rania Rafei.
Under a Theme for every month, Metro will be screening films from different parts of the world; some are new, some are old and some maybe you'll never see again.
February's Theme: In the praise of love
Monday 2nd February 2015
-Eloge de l'amour (2001):
In part one there is talk of a project on the subject of love, with the example of three couples, one young, one mature and the other elderly. At this point the author comes into contact with a young woman he had already met three years earlier. Just as the project is about to become reality, all problems of an artistic or financial nature having been resolved, the author learns that the young woman has died. Part two concerns the events of three years earlier. While interviewing an historian, the future author meets for the first time the young woman, who is training as a lawyer. She has been asked by her own grandparents, formerly of the French resistance, to examine a contract offered to them by Americans who want to make a film about their activities during the Nazi occupation of France.
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Writer: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Bruno Putzulu, Cécile Camp, Jean Davy
Monday 9th February 2015
-Three colours: Red (1994):
Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns a model who discovers her neighbour is keen on invading people's privacy.
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Writers: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Stars: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder
Monday 16th February 2015:
-Nadi lekol nass presents "Youm Morr, Youm Helo" | يوم مرّ..يوم حلو |
في "يوم مرّ.. يوم حلو" يذهب خيري بشارة نحو حكاية عادية، حدثت وتحدث دائماً في المجتمع المصري، والمجتمعات المشابهة.
تقوم الحكاية هنا على حياة الأرملة "عائشة" وهي تحاول المحافظة على أسرتها المكونة من أربع بنات وصبي، والتي تعيش في بيئة طامعة ومخادعة، تبدأ ب"عرابي"، الذي تحبه كبرى بنات عائشة، والذي يستولي على حياة العائلة، بعد أن خدع عائشة بشروط زواجه من إبنتها الكبرى، ولا تنتهي برجال الزقاق الآخرين، الطامعين في بيت العائلة وبالبنات الأخريات.
Director: Khairy Bshara
Starring: Faten Hamama, Mohammad Mounir, Abla Kamel, Simon, Hanan Youssef, Mahmoud El Jundi
Monday 23rd February 2015:
-Elevator to the Gallows (1958):
A self-assured business man murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.
Director: Louis Malle
Writers: Roger Nimier (adaptation), Louis Malle (adaptation)
Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly
6:30 pm | Free entrance | English subtitles
This event is supported by "Video Chico"