Last Update 19:14
Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Egyptian film Poisonous Roses to world premiere at Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam

The film, written and directed by Ahmed Fawzi Saleh, centres on the life of a tannery worker who yearns to quit the slums but is held back by his love for his sister

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Jan 2018
Share/Bookmark
Views: 3910
Share/Bookmark
Views: 3910

The world premier of feature-length drama Poisonous Roses, written and directed by Ahmed Fawzi Saleh, will be held at the 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), set to take place between 24 January and 4 February.

The film will be screened within the festival's Bright Future section, which focuses on showcasing young, emerging film talent.

Starring Mahmoud Hemida and Merihan Magdi, Poisonous Roses centres on the life of Saqr, who "dreams of a life beyond his tannery job in the slums, but his love for the sister he would be forced to leave behind keeps him tied there."

Born in 1981, Saleh is a screenwriter, filmmaker and human rights activist, and a graduate from the Cairo Film Institute's screenwriting department.

His experience in film includes the co-writing of several documentary films and the directing of short film Mocha (2006). In 2008, he was an assistant director to Palestinian filmmaker Rashid Masharawi.

Poisonous Roses is the first feature film that Saleh has both written and directed.

The Bright Future Main Programme includes 48 feature-length films from new directors. Those films getting their world or international premier in Rotterdam are eligible for the Bright Future Award, worth €10,000.

"The 48 feature films offer a wide variety of subject matter and origin, seen through the eyes of daring filmmakers with a fresh, clear style and vision," reads the IFFR website.

For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.