The Power of the Dog is Netflix’s ticket to the Oscars + Afcon kicks off today + a mental health guide to keep around
📺 ON THE TUBE TONIGHT-
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The cowboy western expected to help Netflix bag some Oscars: Set in 1925 Montana, on the ranch of the bachelor Burbank brothers, The Power of the Dog is both mysterious and menacing, writes The Guardian. The two brothers, Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George (Jesse Plemons), get along pretty well until George decides to marry widow Rose Gordon (a finely wrought Kirsten Dunst). Phil is a menacing bully to both Rose and her son Peter, causing tension within the house and unveiling a psychodrama aspect to the film. The constant taunting drives Rose to depression and it is only then that Phil warms up to Peter and takes on a mentor-like role in the boy’s life that is left somewhat ambiguous in its motives. The film is expected to get a nod for the fantastic directing by Jane Campion who creates the movie with “artistry and command.”
⚽ Afcon kicks off later today with a match between Cameroon and Burkina Faso at 6pm followed by Ethiopia and Cape Verde at 9pm. Egypt will play its first match on Tuesday against Nigeria.
La Liga has four matches on: Rayo Vallecano is currently on the field against Real Betis, while Sevilla and Getafe will compete at 5:15pm. Later at 7:30pm, Alaves will face Athletic Club and Osasuna will face Cadiz.
Serie A: Venezia and Milan are finishing up their match as we dispatch, with the score at 3-0 in favor of Milan. Meanwhile, Empoli and Sassuolo just hit the field and Napoli and Sampdoria are due to pla at 5:30pm. In a highly-anticipated match, Roma and Juventus will compete at 7:30pm, at the same time as Genoa and Spezia.
🍤 EAT THIS TONIGHT-
Seafood lovers need to try out Catch 5: Egyptians can appreciate the importance of baladi bread when it comes to a seafood meal and New Cairo’s Catch 5 delivers on that front, with all their sandwiches coming in the soft homemade bread. If you’re expecting your grandmother’s shrimp seasoning, you’ll be sadly mistaken as the new eatery adds a twist to its seafood, blending Egyptian and Asian spices. Their menu includes fried shrimp, fish, and calamari with ginger and wasabi, black radish, sweet togarashi, and charred carrots. There’s also the option of getting their mixed fried box which gets you a bit of everything — we recommend trying out some of their sauces with this such as their wasabi green tahini or their togarashi baba ghannoug.
🎤 OUT AND ABOUT-
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Motion Art gallery is hosting Amani Moussa’s solo exhibition Displacement, which explores the complexity of Cairo’s urban planning as it changed over the years.
Meanwhile, Mashrabia Gallery has on Alexandria Blues by Amre Heiba, which uses depictions of abandoned objects and spaces to reflect on human existence.
Dance to latin jazz thanks to the performance ‘A Night in Havana ft. Cocoon’ at Cairo Jazz Club tonight at 9pm.
💡 UNDER THE LAMPLIGHT-
Your guide to mental health: Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by Dr Julie Smith divulges skills therapists teach their patients to overcome day-to-day mental health challenges. The book covers everything from managing anxiety and finding motivation to building self-confidence and forgiving yourself. Smith opted to write each issue in short, bite-sized entries to allow readers to jump to the section they need quickly while in the midst of the situation. Smith gained popularity on social media during the pandemic, putting into words and explaining why people were feeling the way they were feeling. Her biggest strength, however, is giving simple methods to make people feel more resilient and in control of their lives.