Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture


Seven years after the renowned filmmaker Mohamed Khan passed away, Nahed Nasr reviews the landscape of Egyptian cinema as he saw it when he started out

Maghreb books in Paris

David Tresilian reports from this year’s Maghreb des Livres Book Fair in Paris, an annual rendez-vous for French-speaking readers on the Arab world

Art on the beach

Rania Khallaf attended a unique art event in Hurghada and found out about another

Fearless women

Two Egyptian Netflix releases this Eid season mark a remarkable surge in feminist movie-making, writes Soha Hesham, but how well is the message being delivered?

Lost in action

Hani Mustafa saw the most talked about Eid film, Kira and Al-Gin

Lessons in theatre: On Duncan Macmillan's play 'Every Brilliant Thing' in Cairo

Duncan Macmillan's play Every Brilliant Thing was staged in Egyptian Arabic at the Rawabet Art Space in Cairo

The play within the play

After laughing her head off at his Naguib Al-Rihani-inspired play, Soha Hesham spoke to stage director Nasser Abdel-Moneim

A new look at Taha Hussein

A new biography of Egyptian writer Taha Hussein emphasises his role in building the cultural institutions of modern Egypt, writes David Tresilian

Another latte for the American

Farah El-Akkad meets Peter Falatyn, the American who wrote a book in Egyptian Arabic

Saying no

Nahed Nasr profiles Palestinian filmmaker Layaly Badr

Tale of a town: On Maggie Morgan’s documentary From Meir, To Meir

From Meir, To Meir is a documentary directed by Egyptian filmmaker and film professor Maggie Morgan

An avenger on the Nile

Hani Mustafa saw Moon Knight

A beautiful fragility

Rania Khallaf enjoyed two new, flower-filled exhibitions


Summer is back and the new cultural season kicks off with, among other performances across the urban landscape, the traditional, Sufi-rooted tannoura whirling dancers, who will be performing at the 16th-century Sultan Al-Ghouri complex.

Dawoud Abdel-Sayed: Evolution

To celebrate the award of the Nile Art Prize to Dawoud Abdel-Sayed, Al-Ahram Weekly reviews the filmmaker’s remarkable contribution.

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