Noah Baumbach's affecting, often hilarious film, follows struggling New York ballet dancer Frances (Greta Gerwig) on an awkward odyssey of fleeting friendships, sofa-surfing, good intentions and pratfalls.
Neil Beloufa’s moving image works look at social interaction and conversation. Set in often mundane or ambiguous settings his characters play out scripted events that reveal subtle consequences and intimate gestures.
The first night of Cinema on the Steps, curated by Abdellah Karroum, features filmmakers Ala Eddine Slim, Ismaël and Youssef Chebbi’s Babylon, which captures the displacement caused during the Arab Spring.
The second night of Cinema on the Steps screens Manal Al Dowayan's silent mix of belly dancing The Legends, three short films by Ziad Antar, and the main feature, Rania Stephan's The Three Disappearences of Soad Hosni.
The final night of Cinema on the Steps features artist Ahmed Mater's Leaves Fall in All Seasons, a talk with Abdullah AlTurki about his work, and a screening of the newly restored classic of Egyptian cinema The Night of Counting the Years (Al Momia).