Egyptian film director Ali Badrakhan – Photo courtesy of PEF media office
CAIRO – 18 November 2017: Renowned film director Ali Badrakhan concludes the last day of the 10th edition of Panorama for the European Film with a screening of one of his films “Fatat El Nahar” (Morning Girl) followed by a seminar on Saturday at Cinema Zawya.
The screening and seminar comes as part of the ‘Cinematic Signs’ category that was first added in the seventh edition where three film directors choose one of their specific works that has influenced their career to screen and discuss, according to a released statement.
The prestigious film director will be discussing “Morning Girl” as one of the films from his personal choice of work that influenced his filmmaking career. Badrakhan is among two other film directors participating in the same category including Tamer El Said and Kamla Abu Zekr.
The festival, running between November 8 and November 18, is an annual event established by Youssef Shaheen’s International Egyptian Film Company and is organized by Cinema Zawya and Zamalek cinema.
This edition featured the screening of over 50 European films ranging from different genres including feature, documentary, and short films that have been recently produced. The festival’s activities have expanded for the first time; screening movies in Alexandria, Ismailia, Portsaid, Damietta, Mansoura, Minya, Qena, Zagazig, and Assiut, for the first time.
Panorama for European Film is a collaboration between the European Union, the British Council, French Institution, Goethe Institute, Italian Institute, French Lycee School alongside the Irish, Spanish, Finish, Sweden, Netherlands, and Portuguese embassies in Egypt.
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