Egyptian film critic Fawzi Soliman passed away on Sunday 3 September, his family has announced.
In the course of a decades-long career, Soliman wrote about film and film criticism for several daily and weekly newspapers. He was also the culture editor of the daily newspaper Al-Masaa.
Soliman was the founder of the Goethe Institute Film Club, which he also presided over for 25 years. During this time, he introduced scores of Egyptian film lovers to German and international cinema and filmmakers.
He was also a member of the Egyptian Association of Film Critics, and was among the first Egyptian filmmakers to sit on the jury of numerous International film festivals.
He became a returning jury member of the Locarno Internatonal Film Festival (in 1996, 2001, 2012), while in 2016, he sat on the jury of the 41st Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
Soliman contributed as writer and editor of numerous international cinema guides.
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