Screening: Fawzeya's Secret Recipe by Magdi Ahmed Aly (at the AAFSC in Brooklyn)

Thu, July 21, 2011 7:00 pm at The Arab-American Family Support Center

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Alwan for the Arts and The Arab American Family Support Center Present:

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

Free and Open to the Public

(Screening held in Brooklyn at AAFSC's location on 150 Court St. Subway: 2,3,4,5, N, R to Borough Hall. A, C, F to Jay St.-Borough Hall)

Click here to watch the film's trailer.

Leading Egyptian filmmaker, Magdi 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 NY Film Program is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

Last updated: 2011-09-19 12:23:40

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