Still from "In Mansourah, You Separated Us" by Dorothée Myriam Kellou
Zawya Launches 4th Cairo Cinema Days
04 Mar 2020
Zawya Cinema has announced the fourth edition of Cairo Cinema Days, to take place from March 4 to 30, 2020. Cairo Cinema Days is one of Zawya Cinema’s flagship activities, which have received the support of AFAC’s North Africa Cultural Program (NACP). Six AFAC-supported films will be showcased within the festival’s rich program of fifteen acclaimed productions from Sudan, Palestine, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Syria and Saudi Arabia.
Award-winning “You Will Die at Twenty” by Amjad Abu Alala and “Talking About Trees” by Suhaib Gasmelbari will represent a marked presence for Sudan in this edition. Palestinian cineaste Elia Suleiman’s latest film “It Must Be Heaven” will also feature among Cairo Cinema Days’ line-up. This comic yet surreal feature film had received a standing ovation at the 72nd Cannes film festival in 2019, where it scooped the FIPRESCI prize as well as the Jury’s special mention. From Lebanon, Ahmad Ghossein’s “All This Victory”, which picked up three awards at the International Film Critics Week in Venice last year, will screen at Zawya. “A Son”, Tunisian director Mehdi Barsaoui’s film debut, is part of the program as well. The film received several awards, including the Saad Eldin Wahba Award for Best Arabic Film at the Cairo International Film Festival in 2019, as well as the Orizzonti Award for Best Actor for Sami Bouajila in Venice. The Algerian documentary film “In Mansourah, You Separated Us” by Dorothée-Myriam Kellou completes the Cairo Cinema Days selection of AFAC-supported films.