The Nile Hilton Incident (15) – Film Screenings

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Friday 16/03/2018 - Thursday 22/03/2018
All Day

Location
QUAD

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This brilliant Egyptian thriller which won the Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize this year, brings a Nordic noir sensibility to a Cairo set story, inspired by a real murder case.

Police detective Noredin is investigating the murder of a pop star in the capital’s Nile Hilton Hotel. Initially, the amoral Noredin views the job as just another opportunity to pocket more bribes. But as he uncovers increasingly disturbing details about the reach of the crime, this ambivalent anti-hero finds his conscience piqued.

Excellent performances and an intelligent script elevate this drama from a conventional procedural to an excoriating portrait of systemic corruption, set – movingly – in the days before the 2011 Tahrir Square uprising.

“It manages the feat of remaining a moody and atmospheric private eye-style mystery while offering more insight into the final days of Mubarak’s presidency than any didactic, self-righteous documentary could ever manage.” ★★★★ –The Independent

Screening times:
Friday 16th: 12:45pm & 6:05pm
Saturday 17th: 6:05pm & 8:55pm
Sunday 18th: 3:55pm & 6:15pm
Monday 19th: 3:30pm & 6:10pm
Tuesday 20th: 12:45pm & 9:10pm
Wednesday 21st: 12:20pm & 8:35pm
Thursday 22nd: 3:10pm & 6:20pm

Tickets are £9 or £7 for concessions.

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