Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture

Witness who saw everything

With full hearts Egyptians filled social media with warm wishes on the superstar Adel Imam’s 83rd birthday.

Paradisial shorts

Nahed Nasr spoke to filmmaker Morad Mostafa, whose film is premiering this week at the Cannes Festival

Alexandria in Marseilles

The Alexandria exhibition at the Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean in the French port city of Marseilles just closed, writes David Tresilian

The Eid legacy

Soha Hesham takes stock of recent changes on the Egyptian film calendar

Bird’s eye

Rania Khallaf rediscovers the wonders of photography

Remembering Champollion

David Tresilian visits a major exhibition on decipherer of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics Jean-François Champollion at the Louvre Lens Museum in northern France

The way to Cannes

Against the backdrop of the crisis in Sudan, Nahed Nasr provides a history of Sudanese film

Of titans and kings

Reem Bassiouney, Al Halawani: The Fatimid Trilogy (The Sicilian, the Armenian, the Kurd), Cairo: Dar Nahdet Masr: November, 2022. pp671

Exhibiting Uzbekistan

Stories about the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan have been finding a more and more important place in the international media — as two Paris exhibitions confirm, writes David Tresilian

Culture alive

George Choucri Zaidan remembers his grandfather

Part two

Soha Hesham latched onto the second half of the Ramadan TV season

Old flames: Egyptian ensemble Zaii Zaman returns with a concert at Tahrir Cultural Centre

Following a few years hiatus, Zaii Zaman returned with a unique Ramadan concert staged at the Tahrir Cultural Centre's garden

The rest is history: In the midst of Ramadan TV series

Hani Mustafa sought out historical Ramadan TV

From song to song

Nahed Nasr celebrates a remarkable Ramadan TV tradition

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