October 9, 2022
The 44th edition of Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) will be featuring a total of six Egyptian films, including a feature narrative, a feature documentary, and four shorts helmed by several up and coming professional film directors. Taking place from November 13th to the 22nd, the festival’s lineup of Egyptian films will be featuring Ahmad Abdalla’s film “19 B” as part of the International Competition, which was previously revealed in a press release by the festival. The rest of the Egyptian films featured in the festival include: four films in the Short Film Competition; “My Girl Friend”, “Mama”, “From the Work of the Devil”, and “The Interview”; whereas the documentary film “Far From the Nile” will be featured in the Horizons of Arab Cinema. The details of the films are listed below: My Girl Friend | 17 Minutes Directed by Kawthar Younis, “My Girl Friend” is a short narrative that will be having its MENA premiere at Cairo International Film Festival. Synopsis: Desperate for intimacy, Ali follows his girlfriend’s suggestion that puts their relationship to the test. The plan unfolds unexpectedly when gender roles become blurred. The film stars: Marc Haggar, and Elham Safieddine. Mama | 20 Minutes A short narrative by director Naji Ismail and having its world premiere at CIFF, “Mama” features Mai El Gheity as its lead actress. Synopsis: A twenty-one-year-old girl is hiding a terrifying secret to protect herself and her brother. From the Work of the Devil | 21 Minutes This short narrative is directed by Dessil Mekhtigian and will have its world premiere at CIFF. Synopsis: After 10 years, a young woman returns to Cairo to organize an exhibition on the pioneer Armenian photographers who archived Egypt through time. During preparations, the surroundings make her realize the reason behind her return. The Interview| 15 Minutes The short narrative film directed by Hind Metwally and featuring Sarrah Abdelrahman as a lead actress, will have its world premiere at CIFF. ...