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Cannes 2011

Pacha Pictures launched at Cannes 2011...Egyptian sales/distribution company to be based between Cairo and Paris. As Khaled A Naga says, 'we do it our way' :-)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Cannes 2011

Pacha Pictures launched at Cannes 2011...Egyptian sales/distribution company to be based between Cairo and Paris. As Khaled A Naga says, 'we do it our way' :-)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Cannes 2011

Pacha Pictures launched at Cannes 2011...Egyptian sales/distribution company to be based between Cairo and Paris. As Khaled A Naga says, 'we do it our way' :-)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Cannes 2011

...And now for something completely different...Pacha Pictures launched at Cannes 2011...Egyptian sales/distribution company to be based between Cairo and Paris. As Khaled A Naga says, 'we do it our way' :-)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

MICROPHONE in Copenhagen

Egypt's exemplary avant-garde director Ahmad Abdalla's new film Micriphone (2010) was featured at this year's CPHPIX in Copenhagen.      Below is the latest from the makers of Microphone:    Almost the same bunch of independent film makers and fighters against the local commercial loud scene...  creators of "Heliopolis" (2009) made "Microphone" which had its world premiere at Toronto Film Festival tiff10! ...

Cairo Exit

Cairo Exit at DIFF

Cairo Exit

Thursday December 16, Egyptian film 'Cairo Exit' held its premier at DIFF 2010. Cast and crew were present to attend screening. ‘Cairo Exit' features actors Maryhan, Mohammed Ramadan and Sanna Muzian, and director Hesham Issawi. French superstar Catherine Deneuve joined 'Cairo Exit' team on the red carpet and at the premier. 'Cairo Exit', a film that the director Hesham Issawi described as being a very difficult film to make but its professional and talented cast ...


  Heliopolis (2009) is an indie film made by first-time director Ahmad Abdalla about the lives of five different characters living in Cairo's upper class Greek district of Heliopolis. While none of their lives overlap, they all share the same feelings of loneliness and stangnancy in contemporary Cairo life. When I met and spoke with Ahmad at the PSIFF 2010, the first thing I told him was how much I loved the film. Really, I was annoyed with myself by the midpoint of ...

Cairo Time on Aruba Time

 Cairo Time on Aruba Time! Ruba Nadda and Patricia Clarkson on red carpet at Aruba IFF. The night before their premier, we met at the Aruba Golf Resort at The Burning Plain after party and over all-you-can-Mumms, I spoke with them both about their experience filming entirely on location in Cairo. In the presence of flipping and twirling Aruba Carnivalesque stage dancers- a truly Lynchian moment- they told me how marvelous and exciting their experience in Cairo was. From the looks of their l...

Tribeca Travelogue: Postcards from Manila and Cairo

I can't wait until April 20th to tell you about LOLA and CAIRO TIME, the two visually stunning films (non-embargoed this time!) I saw back-to-back on this lazy pre-festival screening Saturday. I feel like somebody just gave me frequent flier miles.    Quite a juxtaposition between the two trips. LOLA, Brilliante Mendoza‘s new film,is brilliant and yet depressing ("life with the sad parts left in for two elderly women some place around the globe where it rains a lot"...

Cairo movie buffs distracted by the beautiful game

  CAIRO ¬ The joke going around Cairo today is that the Algerian Tribute in the city's international film festival will be withdrawn if the Algerian football team beats Egypt in this Saturday's crunch game. It is only a joke, but the fact is that even the most ardent of Egypt's film buffs are focused on the crucial world cup qualifier that will see one or the other country through to the World Cup finals in South Africa next year. Punters have commented that the orga...

The Cairo Opera House

Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) president Dr Ezzat-Abou-Ouf

The 33rd annual edition of the Cairo International Film Festival is under the direction of the highly respected Dr Ezzat-Abou-Ouf.

Omar El Sharif

The legendary film-star Omar Sharif is honorary president of the Cairo International Film Festival

Eye of the Sun

Director: Ibrahim El Batout.
From once being the capital of Egypt during the Pharaonic era and a sacred location marked by the visit of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, Ein Shams has become one of Cairo’s poorest and most neglected neighbourhoods. Through the eyes of Shams, an eleven year old girl inhabitant of this neighbourhood, the film captures the sadness and magic that envelops everyday life in Egypt. In a series of heart-rending events, the diverse characters of the film showcase the intricacies of Egypt’s political system and social structure, and give a glimpse into the grievances of the Middle East region and the complex relationships of its nations.

Cairo International Film Festival For Children

Egypt`s cinema`s influence on the Arabs is as profound as that of the American cinema on the rest of the world.

Cairo International Film Festival

A non-specialised competitive `A` category event, Cairo Festival’s object is to spread artistic taste, promote better understanding among the world community and to be a progress report on development in art and in the world film industry.


Thessaloniki Cinema from the Middle East


Thessaloniki Cinema from the Middle East


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