Corinthia Hotel London supports Arab cinema in partnership with Dubai International Film Festival
- United Arab Emirates: Thursday, September 06 - 2012 at 13:49
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Corinthia Hotel London is demonstrating its appreciation for Arab cinema by lending its support to the upcoming week-long festival of Arab film which will take place in London from 21 to 27 September 2012.
The Arab British Centre, an independent non-political non-religious charitable organisation which works to improve the British public's understanding of the Arab world, will bring an unmissable slice of Arab life to British audiences.
The series of classic and contemporary popular cinema will take audiences on a journey of gripping cinema, taking in an array of rarely seen and re-mastered cinematic masterpieces as well as new releases, many never before seen on British screens.
The programme explores a fifty-year period of filmmaking that demonstrates the diversity and complexity of Arab cinema. Focusing on Egyptian cultural production (as the historical epicentre of Arab cinema), the programme also includes recent popular hits from Lebanon and Jordan.
With so many Arab countries in the midst of restructuring themselves both politically and socially, it seems more important than ever to give these films a platform in the UK.
Including literary adaptations such as The Yacoubian Building and box office smash-hits such as Bosta, as well as films starring cinematic icons such as Adel Imam, a pre-Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, and contemporary stars Nadine Labakiand KhaledAbol Naga, Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema offers a rich programme that is accessible to both mainstream British audiences and fans of World Cinema alike.
Corinthia Hotel London is proud to continue its support towards the arts, having recently launched its second Corinthia Artist in Residence programme, an initiative which aims to provide a platform to showcase upcoming talent from different arts disciplines.
Corinthia Hotels' flagship property, now rated amongst London's finest five-star luxury hotels, is ideally placed overlooking the River Thames, just minutes from numerous cultural centres including the ICA - the official venue for the series.
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