Four award-winning films will officially represent Egypt in the 7th edition of the Arab Film Festival of Berlin (ALFILM), which runs from 6 to 13 April at Kino Arsenal.
The festival features films and documentaries, as well as short films and video art, from Arab countries and artists, with a number of the films seeing their German or European premieres.
Four Egyptian films will be screened at the festival: The Gate of Departure by Karim Hanafy; In the last Days of the City by Tamer El-Saied; A Present from the Past by Kawthar Younis; and Mother of the Unborn by Nadin Salib.
The festival’s special spotlight programme will present films on to the topic; “Cousin: Jewish-Arab identities in postcolonial cultural discourse.”
The film programme examines historical and contemporary feature and documentary films that depict Jewish-Arab identities as a historical component of Arab and Jewish culture and memory.
Two Egyptian films have been selected for this section; Alexandria… Why? by Youssef Chahine, and Salata Baladi by Nadia Kamel.
ALFILM, the largest festival providing a platform for the diverse Arab cinema, focuses on artistically and thematically outstanding films from the Arab world.
The event is organised by Makan – Centre for Arab Film, Arts and Culture, an independent non-profit association founded in 2004 to promote and support Arab cinema.
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