Ten Egyptian films to show at tenth edition of Malmo Arab Film Festival

Ahram Online , Friday 18 Sep 2020

The festival will take place between 8 and 13 October featuring over 75 features, short films and documentaries by Arab artists or focusing on the Arab region

Malmo Film Festival

This year’s Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) will showcase ten films by Egyptian directors or involving Egyptian producers, among over 75 features, short films and documentaries by Arab artists or focusing on the Arab region

The Egyptian films include shorts and feature-length movies and both fictional works and documentaries. Several are making their international premieres at the festival, which runs from 8 to 13 October.

Founded in 2011, the festival focuses on Arab cinema, showcasing films by Arab directors or revolving around Arab issues.

"Evolving from a grassroot movement the festival was initiated through a need, in Malmö and Sweden, for a space that would share and explore the Arab culture. MAFF is an intercultural meeting place, a place for discourse and bridge-building between people and cultures,” reads the website.

The festival includes a variety of segments, including competitive segments as well as panoramas, retrospectives, special screenings, and workshops.

The event also hosts the MAFF Market Forum, described as “an industry forum for collaboration between the Nordic and Arab industries."

The Egyptian films that will feature are listed below.

Feature length:

Wonder Box (Egypt)
Written and directed by Emad Elbahat
International premiere

Let's Talk (Egypt)
Written and directed by Marianne Khoury
Swedish premiere

When We're Born (Egypt)
Directed by Tamer Ezzat, written by Nadine Shams
Nordic premiere

You Will Die at Twenty (Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar)
Directed by Amjad Abu Alala, written by Amjad Abu Alala and Yousef Ibrahim
Swedish premiere


Bint Werdan (Kuwait, Sudan, Qatar, Egypt)
Written and directed by Maysaa Almumin
World premiere

Color Blind (Egypt, United Kingdom)
Written and directed by Menna Ekram

Heart, You Deserve That! (Egypt)
Written and directed by Lamia Idriss
International premiere

As You Can See (Egypt)
Written and directed by Ghada Fikri
Swedish premiere

The Trap (Egypt, Germany)
Written and directed by Nada Riyadh
Nordic premiere

This Is My Night (Egypt)
Directed by Yussef Noaman, written by Ahmed Ehab Abdel Wareth
Nordic premiere

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