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Egyptian film Photocopy among official selection in 14th Kazan Int'l Film Festival

The festival runs between 4 and 10 September

Ahram Online , Sunday 2 Sep 2018
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Photocopy (Photo: still from the film)
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The Egyptian feature film Photocopy was selected to compete at the Kazan International Film Festival for Muslim Cinema in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, which opens on 4 September.

Directed by Tamer El-Ashry, Photocopy is written by Haitham Dabbour, and stars veteran actor Mahmoud Hemeida alongside Sherin Reda, Ali Tayeb, Ahmed Dash, Farah Yousef and Bayoumi Fouad.

The film focuses on a retired man in Cairo who begins to learn about the extinction of dinosaurs. This sets off a series of events that will give his life renewed meaning.

Photocopy garnered several awards, including the Gouna Star for Best Arab Feature Narrative from the El-Gouna film festival where the film premiered.

It went on to receive the best feature narrative award at the Tripoli Film Festival in Lebanon, and best scriptwriting at the Ohran Arab Film festival.

The official selection of the Kazan festival includes 60 films and 6 nominations, ranging from full-length features, short features, full-length documentaries, short documentaries, and the young Russia and national competitions.

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