CAIRO – 20 November 2018: The 40th edition of Cairo International Film Festival kicked off at Cairo Opera House. CIFF started with a documentary about the history of Egyptian cinema narrated by the veteran Egyptian actor Samir Sabry.
The documentary narrated how Egypt Studio was inaugurated. ‘’ I was the first presenter of Cairo International Film Festival, I can’t believe that 40 years have passed.’’
Sabry sent his regards to all the previous presidents of the festival. Sabry said that Abdel Halim Hafez, Warda and Nagwa Fouad were the sponsors of CIFF’s first edition.
Sabry added he is proud of Mohamed Hefzy the festival head and the great artist Ines Abdel Dayem the minister of Culture.
‘’ I would like to introduce the presenter of this edition the star whom I like Maged el Kidwany’’ Sabry said.