Youssef Chahine Retrospective in Switzerland

For decades, Youssef Chahine (1926 – 2008) was the central figure of Egyptian cinema. Inspired by neo-realism and melodrama as well as musicals, his films deal with crucial issues of Egyptian society – and to this day, they offer insights into the realities and dreams of the Arab world. With 37 features and five short films to his name he…

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4th Arab Film Festival Zurich, 15.-18. November 2018

Focus on Egypt and Iraq at the Arab Film Festival Zurich 2018 The fourth edition of the Arab Film Festival Zurich presents a wide selection of films from the Arab world in the presence of filmmakers from 15th to 18th November 2018 in the Filmpodium Zurich. This time, focus will be on Egypt and Iraq, with podium discussions on filmmaking…

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Tunisian Theme Evening Saturday 16th September

Enjoy a Wonderful Tunisian Movie Night with Us Together with the Tunisian Embassy in Bern and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), the IAFFZ organises an evening dedicated entirely to Tunisian film. On Saturday, September 16, 2017, we will be showing the Tunisian film Corps Étranger (Jassad Gharib / Foreign Body, 2016) by director Raja Amari at the Toni…

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