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New in Cairo Cinemas: Here’s What to Expect from this Week’s Batch of New Releases

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New in Cairo Cinemas: Here’s What to Expect from this Week’s Batch of New Releases
written by
Mariam Nowar

(Image credit: Hollywood Reporter)

Every Wednesday, cinemas update their showings with the latest movie releases, and this week, we have a drama, a horror flick, and an action-filled film on our hands. Gather your favourite cinema buddies and dig in! Here’s what to expect…

A Hidden Life

What is it about? The drama is based on real events and follows Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a hard-working objector, who refused to fight for the Nazis during World War II. His unwavering faith is tested with the threat of being executed for treason. It is written and directed by American director, screenwriter, and producer, Terrence Malick. The film stars August Diehl as Jägerstätter, Valerie Pachner as his wife Fani, along with Maria Simon and Tobias Moretti.

The good: The film depicts the story of an unsung hero, and commemorating his noble cause with A Hidden Life is both honourable and worthwhile. Moreover, the cinematography looks outstanding, and Diehl’s performance is praised by reviewers. 

The bad: The film is almost three hours, so you will have to free up your schedule and clear your mind for longer than usual.


The Turning

What is it about? This horror film is a modern take on Henry James’ novella, The Turn of the Screw, and it follows a young governess who is hired to take care of two disturbed orphans, Flora and Miles, after their parents passed away. The governess discovers that neither the children nor the house are as safe and secure as they might appear. It is directed by Italian director, Floria Sigismondi, and it stars Mackenzie Davis as the governess, Kate, along with Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard as Miles, and Brooklynn Prince as Flora.

The good: Fans of the eerie classic are in for a treat, as the film adds brand new twists on the events that took place in the book.

The bad: The trailer is quite horrifying, so this film is definitely not for the faint-hearted.     


The Gentlemen

What is it about? The action film follows American expat Mickey (Matthew McConaughey), who’s looking to cash out of his marijuana empire in London. A series of schemes ensue in an attempt to steal his business from underneath his grasp. It is directed by Sherlock Holmes and Aladdin’s Guy Ritchie, and it also stars Hugh Grant, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery and Colin Farrell.

The good: The movie might garner rounds of laughter from its dark humour, and the cast of Hollywood’s finest gentlemen will surely grab your attention.

The bad: The plotline is a bit shallow and all over the place.


Check out the showing times on the Cairo 360 Cinema Times Page.