Not to be missed: Cairo Photo Week takes centre stage in the capital

Ahram Online , Tuesday 7 Feb 2023

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (8-14 February) in Egypt.

Not to miss


Cairo Photo Week
8-18 February

Dubbed Back to Raw, the third edition of the Cairo Photo Week takes place across numerous venues in Downtown Cairo.

The event offers more than 100 educational activities such as talks, workshops, panels, demos, photo challenges, exhibitions, portfolio reviews, networking events, photo walks, markets, open studios, services, co-working spaces for photographers throughout the week.

It also brings together dozens of renowned speakers and mentors specialized in all genres of photography and image making.

Follow Cairo Photo Week’s Facebook page for more details.

Luxor African Film Festival continues

The 12th edition of the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) kicked off on 4 February in Luxor with the attendance of dozens of celebrities, filmmakers and critics. 

The festival continues until 10 February.

Read more here

Titanic - remastered
Thursday 9 February
Vox Cinemas

James Cameron's iconic film Titanic is getting a theatrical re-release in 3D 4K HDR and high-frame-rate technology across the Middle East in celebration of the film's 25th anniversary.

Originally released in 1997, Titanic was an instant success among critics and audiences alike.

Starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, the film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, winning 11 including Best Picture. 

Read more about the re-release here.

Egypt premiere of Paradise City (2022)

Thursday 9 February
Vox Cinemas

Starring Bruce Willis and John Travolta, the plot follows bounty hunter Ian Swan (Willis), who is shot and presumed dead after disappearing in Maui waters. Swan's son, Ryan (Blake Jenner), his ex-partner (Stephen Dorff), and a local detective (Praya Lundberg) set out to find his killers. After being threatened by a ruthless power broker (Travolta), it appears Ryan and his team are out of options. 

Egypt premiere of Mommies Group (2023)

Thursday 9 February
Vox Cinemas

A school WhatsApp group unites three mothers from three different social classes: Ferial, Maram and Randa, all struggling with the pressures of motherhood and life. Ferial and Maram face a situation that compels them to just pause and contemplate their own lives; and their decision will affect all the mothers across the Arab world.

The film stars Ruby, Dareen Haddad, Yousra El Lozi, Ghada Adel, and Reem Moustafa.

Wala Fel Ahlam theatre play
Daily: Thursday 9 February - Sunday 12 February, 8pm
Kasr El Nile Theatre, Down Town, Cairo

Directed by Hani Afify, this play filled with music romantic comedy takes us back to the 1960s, where two brothers toy with a potion that allows them to escape reality and reach their wildest dreams.

The play will continue throughout the month. Please contact the theatre for details. 

Tarabband concert
Friday 10 February, 8pm
Gomhoreya Theatre, Cairo

Tarabband is an ensemble consisting of musicians from different countries and combining influences from Egypt, Sweden and Iraq. The ensemble has already visited Egypt before, and is now returning with their new music. 

About Time (2013) film screening
Tuesday 12 February, 9pm
Room Art Space, 10 Etehad El-Mohamein Street, Garden City

The screening of this 2013 British-American film is linked to the celebrations of the Valentine’s Day. The film is about a young man, Tim Lake, who possesses the power to travel in time. With the advice of his father, he uses his special ability to pursue his romantic interest, Mary.

About Time stars Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy.


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