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European cinema gets ready to rush the Cairo International Film Festival

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- Egypt will soon be in the sights of moviegoers and professionals, as the country’s capital hosts the 39th edition of its film festival, where many European movies will be angling for awards

European cinema gets ready to rush the Cairo International Film Festival
In the Fade by Fatih Akin

European cinema will play a leading role in the 39th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival, which will be held from 21-30 November. This edition will screen 175 films hailing from 53 different countries. Ten films from Australia, the guest of honour, will also get an airing. Egyptian star Yousra is this year’s honorary president of the gathering.

Across the festival’s various sections we find seven of Europe’s prestigious submissions for the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film: In the Fade [+see also:
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interview: Fatih Akin
film profile
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 by Fatih Akin (Germany/France), The Fixer [+see also:
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interview: Adrian Sitaru
interview: Tudor Aaron Istodor
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]
 by Adrian Sitaru (Romania/France), Amerika Square [+see also:
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interview: Yannis Sakaridis
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 by Yannis Sakaridis (Greece/UK/Germany), Men Don't Cry [+see also:
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interview: Alen Drljević
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 by Alen Drljevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Slovenia/Germany), Quit Staring at My Plate [+see also:
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interview: Hana Jušić
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]
 by Hana Jusic (Croatia/Denmark), Requiem for Mrs. J. [+see also:
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interview: Bojan Vuletić
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 by Bojan Vuletic (Serbia/Macedonia/Bulgaria/France/Russia) and Unwanted [+see also:
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interview: Edon Rizvanolli
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by Edon Rizvanolli (Kosovo/the Netherlands).

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Meanwhile, six European films will be duking it out for the top prize in the Official International Competition: Fortunata [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Sergio Castellitto
film profile
]
 by Sergio Castellitto (Italy), A Season in France [+see also:
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film focus
interview: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
film profile
]
 by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (France/Chad), Insyriated [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Philippe Van Leeuw
film profile
]
 by Philippe Van Leeuw (Belgium/France/Lebanon), Out [+see also:
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film focus
interview: György Kristóf
film profile
]
 by György Kristóf (Slovakia/Czech Republic/Hungary/France/Latvia), Nina [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Juraj Lehotský
film profile
]
 by Juraj Lehotský (Slovakia/Czech Republic) and The Intruder [+see also:
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 by Leonardo di Costanzo (Italy/Switzerland/France).

Standing out among the European titles that will be screened out of competition are Return to Montauk [+see also:
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 by Volker Schlöndorff (Germany/France/UK/Ireland), Sea Sorrow [+see also:
trailer
interview: Vanessa Redgrave
film profile
]
 by Vanessa Redgrave (UK) and Birds Are Singing in Kigali [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Joanna Kos-Krauze
film profile
]
 (Poland) by Joanna Kos-Krauze and her late husband, Krzysztof Krauze, who passed away before its completion.

Three programmes will run in parallel alongside the official competition: Cinema of Tomorrow (an international competition for shorts), AFAC (a competition for Arab films) and the Critics' Week. There will also be three seminars: “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” (25 November), “Egyptian Film Crisis” (26 November), and “Netflix and the Future of Film Distribution” (27 November).

Finally, a plethora of directors and actors will be in attendance to enhance the festival experience by introducing their films to the Egyptian audience.

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