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Cairo International Film Festival to screen a series of short films Monday in Cairo Opera House’s Al-Hanager Theater



Cairo International Film Festival’s “Cinema of Tomorrow” competition will show a series of short films on Monday at 3:30 pm in Cairo Opera House’s Al-Hanager Theater.

Monday’s program includes 5 films: the Tunisian-French documentary “I Bite My Tongue” directed by Nina Khada, the Venezuelan film “The Red Vortex” directed by Lorena Colmenares, and the documentary “So We Wait” directed by Ji Yun Park, from the Kingdom United and South Korea.

The Egyptian short film “Sunday at Five” directed by Sherif el-Bendary will be shown in its first screening in the Middle East and North Africa.

The festival will screen other films on Monday, such as the Egyptian film “Wahda Keda”, directed by Marwan Nabil and the American film “Nomadland” in its first screening in the Middle East and North Africa.

“Nomadland” won two of the most prominent awards in 2020: “The Golden Lion” from Venice’s film festival, and “People’s Choice” from Toronto’s film festival.

Oscar winner Frances McDormand stars in the film, which follows a woman who decides to spend her life traveling through the American West during the Great Depression. The movie will be screened in the official section out of the competition.

The Egyptian film “Curfew”, directed by Amir Ramses, will also be shown again at 6:30 pm in December 8, at the WE Theater.

“Curfew” is in the festival’s international competition.

The film takes place on a night in the fall of 2013 during the curfew period in Egypt. A woman (Faten) gets out of prison after 20 years and confronts her daughter (Laila).

“Curfew” is written and directed by Amir Ramses, starring artists Elham Shaheen, Amina Khalil, Ahmed Magdy, Arifa Abdel Rasoul and Mahmoud al-Laithy, with the participation of the Palestinian artist Kamel Al-Basha. The film witnesses a special appearance by the director Khairy Bishara and the artist Ahmed Hatem, and is produced by Safi El Din Mahmoud, Baho Bakhsh, Sally Wali, Moataz Abdel Wahab, and Sherif Fathy.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm