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Her + Him Van Leo
Film Portrait Akram Zaatari
Admission: 5 Euro, concessions 3 Euro
ambivalence, communication, post modernity, urbanity
Her + Him Van Leo
Lebanon 2000, 32 min., Beta SP, Engl. subtitles
and the short films Countdown, Reflexion, and
All is Well on the Border

"Her + Him Van Leo": The portrait of a naked grandmother posing proudly for a photographer inspired Zaatari to seek out the Armenian-Egyptian photographer Van Leo. The video is not merely a portrait of Van Leo, who was born in Turkey in 1921 as Levon Boyadjian, it also comments on the development of artistic work in Cairo and the social transformations that have occurred in Egypt in the last 50 years.

Contact: Doris Hegner