Moroccan film week screens shorts and features at Cairo’s Creativity Center

Ahram Online , Thursday 2 Feb 2017

The film week will run until Monday 13 February

Moroccan film Zineb, A Rose of Aghmat (Photo: still from Zineb, A Rose of Aghmat)

Moroccan Film Week opens tonight at the Creativity Center at the Opera House, featuring a lineup of short films and feature films daily.

The film week will open with Dallas, by director Ali El-Mahboud, which will be preceded by a welcoming speech for attendees, including visiting Moroccan filmmakers.

On Thursday at 2pm a forum on Moroccan cinema will take place, presenting the experiences of the Moroccan Cinema Center in film production. The forum will also discuss opportunities for joint productions, as well as means of facilitating filming between the two countries.

The short film Nedaa El-Trung (The Call of Trung) by Hisham El-Rekraki will be screened after the forum, followed by the feature film Masafa Mil B Hezaey (A Mile in my Shoes) by Said Khallaf.

On Friday the short film Hoot El-Sahara (Desert Whale) by Alaa El-Din El-Gam will be screened, before the feature film Zinab Zahrat Aghmat (Zeinab A Rose of Aghmat) by Farida Bourqiyah.

Next Saturday will see the screening of the short film Fouha by Omar El-Doweira and the feature film El-Watar El-Khames (The Fifth String) by Salma Berkash.

Sunday, short film Intezar Talat Mashahed (Awaiting Three Scenes) by Abd El-Ilah Zeyrat, will screen, followed by the feature film Wadaan Carmen (Goodbye Carmen) by Mohamed Amin Benamrawi.

On 13 February, the closing day of the film week, three films will be screened: Aya Wa El-Bahr (Aya Goes to The Beach) by Maryam Touzani, Hamasat El-Zahra (A Rose’s Whispers) by Ghazlan Asfi, and El-Weshah El-Ahmar (The Red Scarf) by Mohamed El-Younesi.


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