The poster for the 39th Cairo International Film Festival – Photo Courtesy of Cairo International Film Festival Official Website
CAIRO – 21 November, 2017: The 39th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) will witness the participation of 17 Italian films.
The Italian films participating include “Fortunata,” “Qualcosa di Nuovo,” “Tommaso,” among others.
CIFF's management announced renowned English actress and model Elizabeth Hurley and famed American actress Eva Longoria as guests at the festival’s opening ceremony.
The 39th CIFF will kick off on November 21 and run till November 30. Both the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony will take place in Al Manara Conferences Palace.
CIFF management chose to screen the American movie “The Mountain Between Us,” starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, at the opening ceremony of the festival,.
Hussein Fahmy, veteran Egyptian actor and former head of CIFF, will be the jury committee head of the International Official Competition and Australia will be this edition’s guest of honour.
The 39th edition of the festival will honour the late cinema critic Samir Farid. The festival’s management has prepared a program to honour a number of distinguished filmmakers who passed away this year, including Egyptian director Mohamed Kamel el-Kaliouby and veteran Lebanese director John Shamoun.
The festival’s management has selected acclaimed Egyptian actress Youssra as this year’s honorary president at the festival. The festival will screen 175 films from 53 countries.
Renowned comedian Samir Ghanem is set to receive the Faten Hamama Honorary and Excellence Award, the first comedic actor to receive the award.
The festival’s management decided to grant this year’s Faten Hamama Honorary Award to famed Egyptian-Tunisian actress Hend Sabry and well-known Egyptian actor Maged el Kedwany.
The Faten Hamama Honorary Award is awarded to young artists and filmmakers with significant contributions to the art of cinema.
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