Tripoli, 28 November 2013:
There will be a showing in Tripoli tonight of . . .[restrict]Microphone, an award-winning Egyptian film about the underground art scene in Alexandria.
Microphone tells the story of Khaled, an Egyptian who returns to his native country after living in the US for several years. Astounded by the changes the city of Alexandria has undergone in his absence, Khaled tries to find a place for himself by mending his relationship with his father and rekindling an old romance.
When neither of these attempts work out, Khaled begins to walk the streets. There, he discovers a whole new world – Alexandria’s underground art and music scene. Exploring and supporting this scene allows him to embark on a new path of self discovery.
Starring Khaled Abo El Nago and Yousra Wl Lozy, Ahmad Abdulla’s 2010 film was the first Egyptian film to win The Golden Tanit – a prestigious award at the Carthage film festival, as well as seven other awards.
Microphone is in Arabic, with English subtitles.
The film screening is part of the Arete Cinema Club’s Autumn season of screenings. The Arete Cinema Club aims to reintroduce films to the community, after Libya spent decades without cinemas or theatres.
The screening of Microphone starts at 5 pm on Thursday 28 November. The Art House is on Al-Sekka Road in Tripoli, near the Prime Minister’s Office. [/restrict]