Winter Of Discontent (El Sheita Elli Fat) has a 15 certificate and premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2012. Its director is Ibrahim el-Batout who was formerly known in Egypt for making television documentary programmes, particularly about peoples at war. He first turned his hand to film-making in 2004 and I believe that Winter Of Discontent is his fourth full-length feature film. The story is based around the events of the 2011 revolution in Egypt that saw Hosni Mubarak ousted from power after 30 years. However El-Batout has said that “We need to keep in mind that The Winter of Discontent is not about the revolution itself. It is a film about three people who lived through the historic and unforgettable 18 days of the revolution.” Therefore we see these days through the eyes of a security officer, a political activist and a journalist. There is an interesting review at the end of this link, written by Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian.
Curzon Cinema, Wed 9th Oct, 14:15, 17:15, 20:15.
Tickets £6.80 adults, £4.80 concessions, available by calling 01323 731441 or in person from the foyer (15:00-19:00 daily).