The Virgin, The Copts And Me – Berlinale 2012


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La Vierge, les Coptes et Moi | The Virgin, The Copts and Me
Director: Namir Abdel Messeeh
France, Qatar, Egypt, 2012 (European Premier)

Copts, Muslims, Jews – sharing civilization’s most ancient landscape cheek-by-jowl with a fragile tolerance that shatters with increasing frequency.

I won’t begin to describe this movie, except that it’s an exploration of the art of cinema and the surprisingly common ground between belief and disbelief through the lens of a son of Egypt, his mother and their ancestral village. It just has to be seen. We need more explorations like this.

Berlinale Section: Panorama Dokumente