The Invisible Hands
by Marina Gioti

MAY
23
Screening
8 pm
Greek Film Archive (Tainiothiki), Iera Odos 48 and Megalou Alexandrou 134-136, Athens
JUN
27
Screening
8 pm
Greek Film Archive (Tainiothiki), Iera Odos 48 and Megalou Alexandrou 134-136, Athens

Marina Gioti, The Invisible Hands, 2017, Egypt/Greece, 93 min.
In English and Arabic with English and Greek subtitles

May 23: Special screening with the director

Maverick underground American/Lebanese musician and ethnomusicologist Alan Bishop (of the bands Sun City Girls and Sublime Frequencies) lands as a stranger in Cairo, soon after the 2011 revolution, and teams up with three young Egyptian musicians in order to translate some of his old songs into Arabic. Under Bishop’s mentorship, this unlikely collaboration transforms into a band, The Invisible Hands. Structured around fly-on-the-wall scenes, archival ghost apparitions, absurd cameos, and poetic diary narrations by Bishop, and unfolding between the two critical elections that marked the period after the “Arab Spring” in Egypt, the film juxtaposes the tragicomedy of politics and art-making in a troubled periphery.

With: Alan Bishop, Aya Hemeda, Cherif El Masri, and Adham Zidan

Direction, story, editing: Marina Gioti; Poetry and prose: Alan Bishop; Cinematography, co-direction: Georges Salameh Producers: Marina Gioti and Georges Salameh; Executive Producer: Athina Rachel Tsangari

A Vertiginous Production, co-produced with Haos Film, supported by documenta 14

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