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CIFF 41: Recommended events for Friday 22 November

Ahram Online recommends some daily highlights from the 41st Cairo International Film Festival (20-29 November)

Ahram Online , Thursday 21 Nov 2019
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2pm - 3:30pm
Karim 2 cinema
Film screening
Film Farsi
UK, Documentary, 2019, 84 min
Director: Ehsan Khoshbakh
MENA Premiere
International Panorama section

A journey through the history of Iranian commercial cinema before the Islamic revolution through a rich and rare visual archive.

film farsi

3:30pm - 4.30pm
Hanager Theatre
In conversation with Menna Shalaby

Egyptian actress Menna Shalaby has been granted the Faten Hamama Excellence Award by the 41st edition of Cairo International Film Festival.

Menna Shalabi


6.30pm - 7.45pm
Cairo Opera House, main hall
Film screening
Scales
Saudi Arabia / UAE / Iraq, Fiction, 2019, 74 min
Director: Shahad Ameen
Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition

Set in a dystopian landscape, a young strong-willed girl defies her village’s dark tradition in which every family must give one daughter to the sea creatures inhabiting the waters nearby. 

scales

9pm - 10.55pm
Cinema Radio
Film screening
Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces
Egypt, Drama/Comedy, 2016, 115 min
Director: Yousry Nasrallah

A family of caterers in a small Egyptian village prepare for a big wedding feast while balancing sibling rivalry, romantic entanglements and culinary ambitions.

Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces

Check CIFF's full programme here.

22 November full programme:

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Disclaimer: all data including synopses based on CIFF's published material.

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