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Ahmad Abdalla's Decor competes in Carthage Intl Film Fest

Ahmad Abdalla's feature film Decor enters first international competition in Tunisia

Ahram Online , Monday 1 Dec 2014
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Director Ahmad Abdalla's latest feature film Decor will screen at Tunisia's Carthage International Film Festival this week.

Scheduled to screen several times between 30 November and 5 December, this is the first time for the movie to participate in the official international competition.

Abdalla's black and white feature starring Khaled Abu El-Naga, Horreya Farghaly and Maged El-Kedwany had its Arab world premier in Cairo during the Cairo International Film Festival earlier in November.

Decor's international premier was at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2014 when it was screened within the event's Love Section.

Abdalla is one of the most prominent young filmmakers who over the past few years made a number of important cinematic works that attracted local and international audiences.

Abdalla was chosen Filmmaker-in-Focus at the 25th Singapore International Film Festival, scheduled to take place between 4 and 14 December 2014. Four films by the filmmaker will be screened during the festival: Heliopolis, Microphone, Rags and Tatters, and Decor.

Carthage International Film Festival will also include screenings of other films from Egypt such as Moug by Ahmed Nour and Mother of the Absent by Nadine Salib, in the festival's documentary films competition. Both films have already been screened in numerous competitive events, and many international festivals, held throughout the past year.

In addition, short film titled Six by Bahaa El-Gamal and Hayat by Islam Kamal will be competing in the short film competition.

Other films from Egypt scheduled to screen in Carthage are: 678, Excuse my French and Factory Girl

Written by Sherin Diab and Mohamed Diab, film 678 discusses the life of a set designer Maha (Farghaly) who lives a modern happy life with her husband (Abu El-Naga) until one moment where she finds herself living on one set she designed trapped in another life with another husband, a daughter and working as an art teacher. The film follows Maha as she shifts between her two lives not sure which is fictional and which is reality.

Excuse my French by Amr Salama in the Children's Festival section and Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl will screen in the Cinema of the World Section.

 

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