Mahmoud Hemida - Egypt Today.
CAIRO - 21 October 2018: The Egyptian movie “Ward Masmom” (Poisoned flowers) is set to participate in the 36th edition of the Sao Paolo International Film Festival held in Brazil.
The film is expected to compete within the “new directors” category in the festival taking place from Oct.19 to Nov. 1, 2018.
“Ward Masmom” participated earlier in 2018 in the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), before it started a series of participations in international film festivals worldwide, partaking in more than 30 festivals in just 10 months.
A Scene from the movie
Furthermore, the Egyptian film was awarded the best movie in the African Film Festival of Cordoba, Spain (FCAT) in May 2018. The judging committee in the FCAT commented that the movie had a very realistic approach, especially in portraying an oppressed woman.
“Ward Masmom” is written and directed by Ahmed Fawzi, starring Mahmoud Hemida, Maryhan Magdi, Safaa el-Toukhi and others.
The movie is a joint production between Al-Batrik and Red Star in its fourth production after successfully releasing “Photocopy” and “El-Aslyeen” (The originals) in 2017.
The African Film Festival of Cordoba is an annual festival devoted to African cinema held in the Spanish city of Cordoba. The event was founded in 2004 under the name of the African Film Showcase of Tarifa and changed its name to African Film Festival of Tarifa in 2007.