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Box Office Hits

Bolbol Hayran

Khaled Marei
2010 Egypt

Before Bolbol woke up in the hospital after a mysterious accident, he was dating two very different women. As he suffers from amnesia, he can't seem to choose between his two lovers who are now playing tricks on him.

Available on Netflix

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Next Award, Please

Cairo Station

Youssef Chahine
1958 Egypt

Qinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station, is obsessed with an attractive young woman who sells drinks, despite her engagement to the respected porter Abu-Serih. As Abu-Serih attempts to unionize the station workers, Qinawi's fixation crosses the threshold from innocent crush to dangerous obsession.

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Oscar Submissions

Omar

Hany Abu-Assad
2013 Palestine

In this story of childhood friends torn apart in their fight for freedom, Omar, Tarek, and Amjad stage an attack on an Israeli checkpoint after being beaten and humiliated by Israeli soldiers. When Amjad kills one of them, Omar is captured and forcibly coerced into working as a double agent, but hides his true motives and alliances.

Available on Kanopy, Mubi, Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube

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Record It!

The Square

Jehane Noujaim
2013 United Kingdom, Egypt, USA

Centered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, several young activists participate in the Egyptian Revolution. They are armed with determination, humor, social media savvy, and a passionate vision for the country’s future – but can that sustain them when dictator Hosni Mubarek’s fall proves to be only the beginning of their struggle?

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Short and Straight to the Point

Dry Hot Summers

Sherif El Bendary
2016 Egypt, Germany

Two lonely people in opposite chapters of their lives accidentally meet on a busy summer day in a Cairo taxi. Frail old Shawky and bubbly young Doaa are both caught up in their busy routines as their race through the city evolves into a journey of self-discovery that reconnects them to the joys of life.

Available on Realeyz

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Organized by MAD Solutions, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is a nonprofit organization registered in Amsterdam since its inception in 2015. The ACC is an international promotional platform for Arab cinema as it provides the filmmaking industry with a professional window to connect with their counterparts from all over the world.