(Photo: still from film Nawara)
Released yesterday, the showreel of the Red Star for Production and Distribution, an Egyptian film production company, showcases 12 films which were released in past few years.
The short video released on the Facebook, walks the viewer through the company's films such as feature-length drama Nawara (2015), one of the most important achievements of Red Star. The film was debut production for Safy El-Din Mahmoud who heads the company.
Set at the time of the 2011 revolution, the film stars Menna Shalaby in a role of a maid, the title character, who works for a wealthy family in a gated community in Cairo. The films has brought dozens of awards including best actress awards to Shalaby, repositioning the young actress in Egypt's and the region's cinematic scene.
Other film featured in the video include short One Week Two Days (2016), short documentary Sculpting in Time – Nagy Shaker (2017), feature drama Photocopy (2017), drama Poisonous Roses (2018), short Extra Safe (2019), short Habib (2019), among several films which have brought numerous recognitions to its cast and/or crew.
Celebrating the company's cinematic wealth in the 12 films, the company reveals that their total score of success includes 122 official selections in the international film competitions, 60 international awards, premieres in 42 countries.
"Founded in 2013, Red Star has produced a diverse portfolio of fiction and documentary productions appealing to a wide range of audiences," reads the company's website.
"Red Star’s vision is to create a bridge between art-house and commercial cinema, creating a milieu in which auteurs and filmmakers are empowered to experiment and tell unique stories that are enjoyed by the majority of moviegoers, without compromising their artistic integrity."
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