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Sharm El-Sheikh first Arab and European Film Festival midway

Running between 5 March and 11 March, the festival screens 28 short and feature length films

Ahram Online , Wednesday 8 Mar 2017
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Opening Ceremony (Photo: Sharm El Sheikh's Film Festival)
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The first Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival has brought together a number of foreign and Arab actors and directors including Czech director Jiří Menzel, Mofeed Fawzy, Omar Zahran, and Soher Shalaby among others, and the Danish Prince Henrik.

The festival started 5 March and will run till 11 March.

The festival features a film competition of six Egyptian movies and three Czech movies that were screened among a total of 11 short films.

The long films in the festival include François Ozon’s French-German movie Frantz (2016) which was screened in the festival’s opening, and Zoology, a French-Russian and German film production.

The festival’s short films that will screen and participate in competition includes English movie Cleaver, Slovakian film New House, Lebanese film Hebal El-Hawa’a (Air Ropes), and Arwah El-Toot El-Bary (The Lives of Cranberry).

Other movies that will be screened during the festival include Egyptian movie El-Raksa & El-Seyasy (The Dancer & the Politician), Czech Republic’s drama film Marketa Lazarová (1967), and Czech film Closely Watched Trains (1966) by Jiří Menzel.

The festival also witnessed a book signing session for George El-Bahgory's latest book.

The festival honoured several cinema figures, such as late actor Mohamed Kamel El-Qaliuby, Czech director Jiří Menzel and Egyptian actress Nabila Ebeid.

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