Aswan International Women Film Festival holds ‘Women in Youssef Idris cinema’ symposium



Wed, 08 Mar 2023 - 07:41 GMT


Wed, 08 Mar 2023 - 07:41 GMT

Aswan International Women's Film Festival held a symposium titled " Women in Youssef Idris Cinema" moderated by AIWFF's artistic advisor director Maggie Morgan, veteran Egyptian director Magdy Ahmed Ali, professor of theater at the American University Nesma Youssef Idris and writer and storyteller Ahmed Abu Khanijer participated in the symposium.



Maggie Morgan said that some of the films that conveyed the literature of Youssef Idris represent important signs in the cinema.


Morgan spoke about the image of women in Youssef Idris works and how did the cinema reflect them, including "El Haram" film directed by Henry Barakat, and " La Waket Lel Hob" directed by Salah Abu Seif, and "Al-Nadaha" directed by Hussein Kamal, and "Qaa El Madina" directed by Hossam El Din Mostafa.

Nesma Youssef Idris said that her father Youssef Idris liked his stories to be converted to movies but he used to interfere in the process of writing the scenario because he strongly believes that the directors find it difficult to deliver his feelings on the screeen.


Nesma further explained that Idris relationship with the woman was ambiguous until she was born, he had two sons before her, but he was insisting on having a daughter.

" After I was born he began to look at women in a completely different way, his view about women became more profound, and third appears a lot in his works." Nesma said.



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