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Ghzela: living life despite marginalisation

Ghzela is the protagonist in Hager Nefzi’s film by the same name. He is an elderly of 70 years old, who lives in Elkef in Sidi Omar, where he lives by the shrine of holy people, which he considers to be the whole world. Exuberant and Sufi, he is introduced as a simple person who …

Adham Youssef

Eighth edition of Luxor African Film Festival launches from Karnak Temple

The 8th edition of the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) kicked off on Friday with the attendance of several renowned Egyptian filmmakers, artists, state officials, and diplomats. The festival was held under the slogan “Cinema: Many Lives to Live,” from 15 to 21 March. The festival’s director, Sayed Fouad, said in the opening speech that …

Daily News Egypt

Berlinale 2019: Awards announced, festival concludes

The Golden Bear, the top award at the Berlin International Film Festival (BIFF), went to the Israeli-French-German co-production Synonyms by director Nadav Lapid. It was given to the producers of the film Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt. It follows the story of Yoav, a former soldier in the Israeli army. In Paris, things do not …

Adham Youssef

Berlinale to honour Sandra Schulberg, Wieland Speck, Agnès Varda, Herrmann Zschoche

The 69th Berlin International Film Festival will see four worthy individuals honoured with the Berlinale Camera including US producer and IFP founder Sandra Schulberg, Wieland Speck, who headed the Berlinale’s Panorama section for many years, French filmmaker Agnès Varda, and German director and screenwriter Herrmann Zschoche. Since 1986, the Berlinale Camera has been awarded to worthy individuals …

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