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Jean-Luc Godard honoured with FIAF award

The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), the largest and most important global network of cinematheques and film archives around the world, presented on 11 April its 2019 FIAF award to the legendary French-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard during a special ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland. The honouring ceremony took place at the Casino de Montbenon, home …

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Deerskin by Quentin Dupieux to open 51st Directors’ Fortnight

Quentin Dupieux’s seventh feature, Deerskin, acted by Jean Dujardin and Adèle Haenel, will open the 51st Directors’ Fortnight which will take place in May in parallel with the Cannes Film Festival. Dupieux, a screenwriter, photography director, film editor, and composer of electronic music, is also known internationally as Mr Oizo. Deerskin marks the return to Cannes of Jean …

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Alganesh: finding hope in abyss

Lia Giovanazzi Beltrami and Marianna Beltrami’s film, Alganesh, follows four Eritrean refugee camps in Ethiopia, following years of deadly conflicts between the two countries. It is an hour-long Italian-Ethiopian documentary. Fleeing Eritreans faced increased hostility in several countries. For example, Sudan forcibly returned over 100 asylum seekers, including about 30 minors to Eritrea in 2017. …

Adham Youssef

Looking into 2019 Luxor African Film Festival programme

Aside from the long-feature film competition, the Luxor African Film Festival included other competitions which brought dozens of films from all over the continent, in different forms, long features, documentaries, and shorts. In the long documentary films competition, 10 films were screened. The first was Boxing Libreville. It follows Christ, a young boxer who trains …

Daily News Egypt

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 …

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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