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52 articles available in total starting from 30/05/2013. Last article published on 22/05/2024.

Review: East of Noon

Review: East of Noon

CANNES 2024: In her sophomore feature, Hala Elkoussy crafts a chaotic folktale set in a bizarre theatre company ruled by a childish tyrant  

22/05 | Cannes 2024 | Directors’ Fortnight

Nada Riyadh, Ayman El Amir • Directors of The Brink of Dreams

Interview: Nada Riyadh, Ayman El Amir • Directors of The Brink of Dreams

“These girls challenge traditions”

CANNES 2024: The Egyptian filmmakers follow an all-female street-theatre troupe that is, and always was, uncompromising  

18/05 | Cannes 2024 | Critics’ Week

Hala Elkoussy • Director of East of Noon

Interview: Hala Elkoussy • Director of East of Noon

“Art has to be pertinent”

CANNES 2024: The visual artist-turned-director brings a satirical bite to the festival, as she shows generations that clash, hoping for a better life  

17/05 | Cannes 2024 | Directors’ Fortnight

Review: The Brink of Dreams

Review: The Brink of Dreams

CANNES 2024: Egypt’s Nada Riyadh and Ayman El Amir follow a group of young women as they challenge longstanding norms by starting an all-female street-theatre troupe  

17/05 | Cannes 2024 | Critics’ Week

CineGouna SpringBoard awards European co-productions

CineGouna SpringBoard awards European co-productions

The industry event at the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt handed multiple cash and in-kind awards to projects co-produced with Europe, including Palestinian-Canadian-French mockumentary Theft of Fire  

24/12/2023 | Industry | Market | Egypt

Fallen Leaves wins the Arab Critics' Awards for European Film

Fallen Leaves wins the Arab Critics' Awards for European Film

The prize presented for the fifth time by European Film Promotion and Arab Cinema Center has crowned Aki Kaurismäki's film as its winner  

19/12/2023 | Festivals | Awards | Europe/Middle East

Sarah Bissada  •  Deputy Executive Director El Gouna Film Festival

Interview: Sarah Bissada • Deputy Executive Director El Gouna Film Festival

“Our main goal this year for the market is not only to attract the local and regional filmmakers but also international ones”

The El Gouna Film Festival being quite young, Sarah Bissada talks about how it all started and the platform offering project funding for young filmmakers  

11/07/2023 | Euro Film Fest

Mohamed Kordofani  • Director of Goodbye Julia

Interview: Mohamed Kordofani • Director of Goodbye Julia

"The friendship story in my film is a model for the political situation in Sudan, and for a possible reconciliation"

CANNES 2023: The Sudanese director discusses his first feature, a film that strikes a balance between a political and cultural backdrop and a highly intimate plot  

24/05/2023 | Cannes 2023 | Un Certain Regard

Review: Goodbye Julia

Review: Goodbye Julia

CANNES 2023: Sudanese director Mohamed Korfani makes an entrance with a highly accomplished first feature film, exploring the conflicts in his country by way of an intimate, female story  

21/05/2023 | Cannes 2023 | Un Certain Regard

Alam and Mother Valley excel at Cairo

Alam and Mother Valley excel at Cairo

The Golden Pyramid Award for Best Film went to Firas Khoury’s drama on a Palestinian teenager, whilst the movie by French-Lebanese actor-director Carlos Chahine was awarded Best Arabic Film  

23/11/2022 | Cairo 2022 | Awards

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