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CAIRO– 10 October2017: The 28th edition of Carthage International Film Festival willkick off from November 4to 12. The festival is headed by cinema producer NaguibAyad.
Thisyear's edition will focus on several factors; the most important of which arethe development and promotion of Arab and African films through the promotion of competitions.
This year’s edition will also focus on the restoration of the official competition for documentaries, doubling the financial awards, and highlighting innovative cinematic experiences.
The festival will intensively promoteAsian and Latin American cinemas, which are considered amongthe most influential cinemas in the world.
The Carthage International Film Festival management has chosen “Ketaba ala Thalg” (Writing on Snow) to be the opening film of the 28th edition.
The film is an attempt to deal with ideological, political, and geographic divisions in Palestine and the Arab world by portraying people who believe they know the truth, while rejecting the idea of coexisting despite the differences.
These characters believe that coexistence would neutralize all segments of society with their different ideologiesinto one segment with one ideology; that ideology being the one most suitable for achieving their desired gains.
“Ketaba ala Thalg,” was directed by the Palestinian director Rashid Masharawi, and stars actors and actresses from different Arab countries, such as famous Egyptian actor Amr Waked, veteran Syrian actor GhassanMassoud, Palestinian actress Areen Omari, Palestinian actor RamziMaqdisi, Lebanese actress Yomna Marwan and others.
The Tunisian festival was launched for the first time in 1966 and is considered to be one of the oldest festivals in Africa.