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Film, Thu 14 Nov 2019




As a young woman Rashida Abdel Salam had acting aspirations but "I couldn’t be an actress because I can’t roll my R’s properly, so I found out about editing." Throughout a career spanning over four decades, Abdel Salam has edited films by some of the most celebrated Egyptian directors, including Youssef Chahine. A deeply personal film that draws on Chahine’s own childhood, set in 1942, Alexandria... Why? tells the story of Yehia, a teenager obsessed with Hollywood cinema, and who dreams of studying filmmaking in America. A rich and kaleidoscopic portrait of war-torn Egypt and its inhabitants struggling to find love and happiness.

Part of Mother Cutter: Women Who Shaped Film, LIFF 2019's selection focused on women film editors.

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Thu 14 Nov 2019 15:15 to 00:00


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    Leeds International Film Festival


    Brudenell Road,
    LS6 1JD



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    Map reference: SE 283351  Lat: 53.81143 Long: -1.57168

    By Car
    From the city centre: Follow signs for A660 to Skipton (which after about a mile turns into Woodhouse Land). From north Leeds: Follow signs to A660 (Otley Road), Hyde Park is in between Headingley and Leeds city centre.

    By Bus
    From the city centre: The 56 runs frequently and stops right outside the cinema. Alternatively take the 1, 28, 95, 96, 97 or 97A and get off at Hyde Park Corner. Or thake the 18 or 18A and get off at Cardigan Road.

    By Train
    Take the train to Burley Park Station and take the Cardigan Road exit then follow directions to the cinema.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station


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