Cairo Film Festival's organizing committee announced the participation of the film "lail khargy", directed by Ahmed Abdallah el-Sayed-Official website
CAIRO – 4 July 2018: Cairo Film Festival's organizing committee announced the participation of the film "lail khargy", directed by Ahmed Abdallah el-Sayed, in the much anticipated festival.
The festival in its 40th round will include an international competition among various films.
The festival will be held on November 20-29.
Mohammed Hefzy, president of the Cairo Film Festival, stressed the festival will witness a unique and strong participation of an Egyptian film that will cause a great havoc in the filming community across the entire Arab region and the world.
Hefzy views the Egyptian movie "Lail Khargy" as one of the greatest films in the modern history of Egypt’s film industry.
The movie does not only feature a special story and cast, it also presents a special social vision that encourages peace and compassion.
The movie encourages changing to the better and opening new horizons for oneself through changing one’s mind set through positive thinking and meditation.
“The director of the movie has great experience in the film industry that left a positive effect on the viewers locally and across the world through movies like 'Microphone’, ‘Heliopolis’, ‘Farsh W Ghata’ and ‘Décor’ that participated in the same festival in 2014," Hefzy pointed out.
Yusuf Sherif Rizq Allah, the technical manager of the festival, mentioned that the movie is going to sit aside a long list of great works directed by the experienced director, Sayed.
On the other hand, Sayed said “No other festival could influence me like Cairo Film Festival; not only because it takes place in my hometown and that I watched the festival's movies in the various old theatres in Cairo's downtown, but also because my basic knowledge of the industry started through this festival. The directors and prominent figures participating in the festival as well as the festival's seminars and movies were the basic film making education that I received, and it made up for the education I missed academically.”
“Each Seminar held to discuss the participating movies was a school in itself," continued Sayed.
The director also expressed his gratitude and overwhelming of happiness for taking part in the festival this year with his special movie "Lail Khargy".
The director further mentioned that he hopes his participation in the festival with the movie "Lail Khargy" is going to be a spark for new film experiences in the coming festivals.
The movie revolves around three individuals; Mo, Toto and Mustafa, who meet against all norms, each battling his own way to stand his ground and leave his mark; they eventually find themselves in an unexpected journey in the city that helps them see a world they have never seen before.