Screening: Stolen Kisses (Kobolat Masroqah) by Khaled El Hagar

Tue, March 30, 2010 7:00 pm at Tribeca Cinemas

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Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i Collaborative Monthly Series Present:

Stolen Kisses (Kobolat Masroqah) by Khaled El Hagar, 2009, 120 min, 35 mm, Egypt, drama in Arabic with English subtitles.

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A strong portrayal of nine Egyptians in their twenties, director Khaled El Hagar sketches a picture of modern Cairo by focusing on themes such as family conflicts, unemployment, sexual frustration, prostitution and violence.

The film, known for its bold, steamy scenes that strayed away from the lines of “Clean Cinema”, narrates the stories of several couples: Ahmed Azmy and Yousra El Lozy who love each other but cannot get married lawfully because of the vast class differences between them; the relationship between Farah Yousef and Basem Samra that is frustrated by Farah's ambition for a more luxurious life, and Randa El Beheiry and Mohamed Karim, who strive to make a living and keep the balance in their relationship.

Socio-economic woes place enormous pressures on each character, affecting their relationships and ultimately leading to catastrophic actions including betrayal, murder, and false accusations.

This film series is supported in part by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Last updated: 2010-03-18 13:46:11

Stolen Kisses
Stolen Kisses

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