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Entries in Il Cinema Ritrovato 2017 (2)


Review of Il Cinema Ritrovato on Tea with Culture

Last month, I wrote about my trip to Bolgna to attend Il Cinema Ritrovato. I reently sat with fellow cinephile Faisal Al Zaabi, who was also at the film festival, to discuss our experiences and highlights. We also discussed also discuss the lack of institutions in the Arab world to archive and restore films and the lack of seeing old Arab films on the big screen. 

We sat with Wael Hattar and recorded this discussion for our Tea with Culture podcast. I really enjoyed our discussion and hope you enjoy it too.

Listen to it here: 



Il Cinema Ritrovato 2017

During the past week I was watching lots of old films at Il Cinema Ritrovato, a festival in Bologna that is dedicated to old films. It's a cinephile heaven and although I'm decades late, this year is its 31st edition, I hope it's a festival I will keep coming back to. 

Here are highlights I've been sharing on Twitter during the past week and will write a proper post about my experience after I am back in Dubai.