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The Originals

Arabian Sights Film Festival

10/21/17 at 4:30PM - 10/21/17 at 6:30PM

Event Details

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The Originals
TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6NM0r1JYeU&t=20s
Sat., Oct. 21, at 4:30 pm
An Egyptian box office smash hit, The Originals is the latest film from critically acclaimed director Marwan Hamed (The Yacoubian Building) and best-selling novelist Ahmed Mourad (The Blue Elephant). In this visually stunning thriller, Samir (Maged al-Kedwany) works for a bank, provides for his ever-demanding family and dreams of singing in an Egyptian talent show. When he is unexpectedly fired, Samir finds himself recruited to be part of a secret society, called The Originals, which has unlimited access to surveillance at their disposal. They have taken it upon themselves to keep an eye on every Egyptian who might be a potential threat. The Originals leads a new wave of modern cinema as it thematically and technically breaks structures of conventional Egyptian narratives. With Hamed and Mourad at the helm of an all-star cast, this trailblazing film has cemented its place in leading edge Egyptian cinema and has all the ingredients for a classic in the making. –Various Sources
Egypt, Directed by Marwan Hamed, 2017,
125 minutes. In Arabic with English subtitles.


Parking: $2 - 3 hours or $5 - 4 hours of reduced-rate parking available in garage with validation.


When and Where

AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015, USA

Saturday, October 21st at 4:30PM - Saturday, October 21st at 6:30PM


Arabian Sights Film Festival

The 22nd Annual Arabian Sights Film Festival returns with a new and exciting program featuring groundbreaking works from North Africa to the Arabian Gulf. This year's Closing Event features The Worthy, a new film by Emirati filmmaker, Ali Mostafa, whose earlier work City of Life was winner of the Arabian Sights Audience Award in 2010. An Audience Award for favorite film will be presented. Also offered this year will be the Cultural Ambassador Prize sponsored by The Arab Gulf States Institute of Washington. Select directors will accompany their films to conduct post-screening discussions with the audience. Please check back often for updates on films, guests, and events. All films will be screened with English subtitles.

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