This week Tripoli’s Arete Film Club will be showing . . .[restrict]David Lean’s film Doctor Zhivago on Thursday, 14 March, at 5pm at the Art House, next to the Prime Minister’s office on El Sikka Road.
Director: David Lean
Starring: Omar Sharif and Julie Christie
(In English with Arabic Subtitles)
Doctor Zhivago, an epic drama–romance–war film starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie is David Lean’s masterpiece. Loosely based on the novel of the same name by Boris Pasternak, the film covers the years prior to, during, and after the Russian Revolution. A multitude of compelling characters and subplots intertwine within the film’s 197 minutes. With beautiful cinematography and set design, along with superb performances and an iconic film score, combine to make Zhivago’s timeless appeal.
The club will also be showing Abr Salama’s film Asmaa on Saturday the 16 March, 5pm also at the Art House
Director: Amr Salama
Starring: Hend Sabry, Maged El Kedwani, Hani Adel, Egypt, 2011
Amr Salama, in a socially engaged offering, presents Asmaa based on a real-life careworn young woman struggling to raise her teenage daughter and support her unemployed father. The devout young widow suffers from a gall-bladder problem, but no doctor will treat her because Asmaa has a secret. Hend Sabry shines in the role of Asmaa, which she delivers with grace, and for which she won Best Actress in the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, and also where Salama won Best Director for his superb direction.