The Arab world's film festival landscape is undergoing changes, partly due to the disruptive impact of post-Arab Spring turmoil in such countries as Egypt but mostly prompted by a concerted effort…
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Egyptians are hoping things settle down soon, but they are very concerned. Case in point: producer Mohamed Hefzy.
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Reflecting turmoil in Egypt, the revived Cairo Film Festival closed Thursday with the jury not awarding some of the top prizes and organizers cancelling the closing ceremony.
The Cairo Film Festival will open its first edition following the Tahrir Square revolution with Egyptian helmer Ibrahim El Batout's eye-opening drama "Winter of Discontent."
VENICE -- A power struggle at the Cairo Film Festival has prompted the ouster as artistic director of Egyptian film critic Youssef Cherif Rizkallah, who is to be replaced by filmmaker and producer…
November and December saw two fewer film festivals than usual when Cairo and Damascus cancelled their events due to the turmoil caused by the Arab Spring's recent uprisings.
Egyptian melodrama "Lust" (Al-shooq), directed by Khaled al-Haggar, took home the Golden Pyramid Thursday night at the 34th Cairo Film Festival, the oldest annual cinema event in the Arab world.
A happily married, middle-aged Canadian woman opens to the sensuality of Egypt in this middlebrow romance.