Screening: Fawzeya's Secret Recipe by Magdi Ahmed Aly

Tue, April 20, 2010 7:00 pm at Tribeca Cinemas

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

Fawzeya's Secret Recipe by Magdi Ahmed Aly (Egypt, 2009, 35 mm, 115 minutes, Arabic with English Subtitles)

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Leading Egyptian filmmaker, Magdy Ahmed Aly, is known for films featuring strong female leads and tackling pro-feminist topics, such as the very popular Life...My Passion, and the controversial Girl's Secrets. In his latest film, the lead character, Fawzeya, is a woman who has been married four times and had children in each of her marriages. Yet even in the face of poverty, she not only maintains her independence, but enjoys a friendly relationship with all her ex-husbands, gathering them together for dinner every week to serve her secret recipe.

Fawzeya's Secret Recipe is an extraordinary film that charts new horizons in Arab cinema. Brilliant acting abounds from Ilham Shaheen (winner, Best Actress at Abu Dhabi Film Festival), Aida Abdel-Aziz, and veteran belly-dancer Nagwa Fouad in a surprising, unprecedented role.

The Alwan & 3rd i NY Film Program is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, and by the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by NYSCA and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Last updated: 2011-06-23 13:52:16

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