TITLE

Room to Rent: Sexual dissidence in the films of Khaled El Hagar

AUTHOR(S)
Kholeif, Omar
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Film International (16516826);2012, Vol. 10 Issue 4/5, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Film/Television Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article presents criticism on Egyptian film-maker Khaled El Hagar's film "Room to Rent," focusing on the film's depiction of homosexuality. Topics discussed include the concept of normalization in Arab cinema, queer elements of the film's camp and kitsch aesthetic, and censorship of El Hagar's films in Egypt. The reception of El Hagar's films "Little Dreams" and "Lust" following social and cultural revolution in Egypt in 2011 is noted.
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83761598

 

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