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The Cairo Film Festival launches its 40th session inspired by the success of its first years
The International Film Festival in Cairo (CIFF) is again open with a series of Egyptian, Arab and foreign stars.
The light of the festival has declined in recent years compared to other lesser-known festivals in Egypt and the Arab region. The stars are absent, but with her and the sitarist and producer Mohamed Hafs who this year take over the chair, the red carpet of the festival received a large number of stars and directors.
The inauguration ceremony was held at the great stage of the Egyptian opera house actor and singer Samir Sabri, who reviewed some of his memories at the festival, including a presentation at the 1976 session. After gracefully linking the festival past, he handed over Majid Al-Kadwan's representative to would present the rest of the concert.
The actor Sherif Mounir also participated in the opening of the musical performance of drumming, which was known for her love for her since her youth. Among the artists who participated in the ceremony were Sherine Raza and Nelly Karim.
"We hope this session will be a true addition to the history of an art festival and a long-term journey," Culture Minister Inas Abdel Dayem said at the opening speech. "We will begin this new session with all the great hopes and aspirations that we will achieve together, working together for art and human values."
"More than we ever need to talk to each other, listen to each other, share our vision of the world, and this festival is the best way to do it." Cinema leads us to the worlds and cultures we have never seen before, the consciousness increases. "
The festival is honored with British director Peter Greenway and Egyptian actor Hassan Hosniem, who was awarded the Faten Hamama Prize and Egyptian musician Hishama Nazieh for the Faten Hamama Award for Excellence.
In a gesture of loyalty to its industry, the festival began with film critic Youssef Sharif Rizkallah, artistic director of the festival.
During the 10 days the festival will feature about 160 films from 59 countries, including 16 international films from Egypt, France, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Slovenia, Greece, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Colombia and China.
The Russian film will be honored for the 40th edition of the festival, which will feature nine new films titled "Spotlight on the New Russian Cinema" as well as the Chinese Chinese Symposium and the Opening Ceremony of Russian Director Pavel Longin.
One of the most important parts of the new session is "Midnight Shows", a collection of horror and thriller films, one of them every day at a 12-hour concert.
The 40th Session of the Festival will continue until November 29th.
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