Egyptian thriller film screening canceled at PEF

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Thu, 02 Nov 2017 - 11:57 GMT

Fragmented from a promotional material [Photo Courtesy: Zawya Cinema Facebook page]

Fragmented from a promotional material [Photo Courtesy: Zawya Cinema Facebook page]

CAIRO – 2 November 2017: The Egyptian thriller film “Ely Hasal Fel Hilton” [The Nile Hilton Incident] screening was canceled at Zawya. The film was listed on the 10th Panorama of the European Film's screenings program.

“We are very sorry to announce that "The Nile Hilton Incident" by Tarik Saleh will not be screened as part of the Panorama of the European Film's program due to circumstances beyond our control,” Zawya organizers posted on their Facebook page.

Released in 2017, "The Nile Hilton Incident" revolves around an Egyptian officer investigating the murder of a stripper by a businessman in one of Cairo's hotels, and he begins to examine the ties between businessmen and high ranked officials.

Focusing on the dawn of the Arab Spring revolutions, the film sheds light on the revolution's main causes such as corruption, and poverty.

Produced by Germany, Denmark, and Sweden, "The Nile Hilton Incident" is directed by the Egyptian director Tarik Saleh and stars Fares Fares, Mari Malek and Yaser Ali Maher.

Despite its great international success, the film will not be screened in Egypt as it was supposed to premiere at Zawya during the 10th Panorama for European Film.
The film participated in major international cinematic acts and won La Grand Prix at the 2017 Beaune International Thriller Film Festival, and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

The 10th Panorama of the European Film will run between November 8

and November 18. This edition will witness an expansion in film screenings in more governorates such as Port Said, Ismailia, and Mansoura, among others.

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