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New Middle East Cinema

Rags & Tatters (Farsh wa ghata)

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Saturday 11/2
8:30 pm
Ibrahim Theater
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dir. Ahmad Abdalla, Egypt, 2013, 87 min.

Escaping from prison amid the turbulence of the 2011 Tahrir Square demonstrations, a nameless fugitive desperately seeks warmth and shelter in the outer regions of Cairo, in director Ahmad Abdalla’s vivid and captivating portrait of the fallout from the Arab Spring.

The film is practically wordless, almost a silent movie, yet we feel little need for chatter because the images tell so much of the story. The photography is dark and bleak, the characters uncertain about their role in the great historical events going on around them.

The Cinema Studies Program, the Jewish Studies Program, the Middle East Center, and the Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations Department at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival and International House of Philadelphia, present the 2013 edition of NEW MIDDLE EAST CINEMA. Recently released feature films from several Middle East countries have been selected as the best to be presented to further the understanding of current Middle Eastern societies and cultures through cinema.