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Rags and Tatters

Mohamed Hefzy: Ismailia Film Fest Director, Film Clinic Producer & Filmmaker

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

To Egyptian audiences Hefzy offers a new type of movie, modern and urban, while to the rest of the world a blend of wonderfully written characters and slice-of-life poetic interpretations of today's land of chaos and humanity, so often watched on the news and yet so seldom understood.

The Business of Arab Cinema, in Cannes: Alaa Karkouti of MAD Solutions

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

At Cannes, announcements are made, bonds are created and, my favorite part, I get to reconnect with some of my favorite people -- exactly what happened with Alaa Karkouti, when we sat outside, across from the Palais de Festival and he caught me up on all the excitement that is to come for MAD Solutions.

Sophia Jones

Egyptian Film Explores What Other Movies Overlook: Complexities Outside Of Tahrir Square

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CAIRO -- When Egyptian director Ahmad Abdalla decided to make "Rags and Tatters" (or "Farsh w’ Ghata" in Arabic), a film about the 2011 revolution, ...

Best of Toronto 2013: Ahmed Abdallah's Rags and Tatters

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

I judge a film by the punch it packs and whether it has the sentiments to reach and a message to teach. Egyptian filmmaker Ahmed Abdallah's Rags and Tatters possesses it all. But it delivers this wallop in a very meditative, introspected way.