Still from “Death of a Virgin and the Sin of Not Living” by George Peter Barbari
Eleven AFAC-supported Films at Cairo Film Festival
26 Nov 2021
The 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) will run from November 26 to December 5, 2021, featuring eleven AFAC-supported films in its various sections.
Two short films directed by women will premiere in the Festival’s Short Films Competition section this year: “Then Came Dark” by Lebanese director Marie-Rose Osta, and “I Might Not Normally Share This” by Egyptian filmmaker Noura A. Rahman.
Competing in the Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition section, are “Memory Box” by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige (Lebanon); “Fiasco” by Nicolas Khoury (Lebanon); “Our River, Our Sky” by Maysoon Pachachi (Iraq) and “The River” by Ghassan Salhab (Lebanon).
Screening in the Critics’ Week Competition section, is Syrian/Palestinian director Ameer Fakher Eldin’s film “The Stranger”.
The Cairo Film Connection, the Festival’s industry section, will see the participation of three films in progress: in Development, “Life After Siham” by Namir Abdel Messeeh (Egypt) and “Bye Bye Tiberias” by Lina Soualem (Palestine); and in Post-Production, “On the Hill” by Belhassen Handous (Tunisia).
For more details and the full program, check out the CIFF website.