CAIRO - 23 November 2018: The Egyptian film “Leil Khargy” (Exterior/ Night) will be screened for the first time in Egypt at Cairo Opera House Main Hall.
“Leil Khargy” is competing in CIFF international competition. The movie revolves around three individuals; Mo, Toto and Mustafa, who meet against all norms, each battling in 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.
“Leil Khargy” stars Karim Kassem, Mona Hala, Basma, Ahmed Malek, and Ahmed Magdy among others. “Leil Khargy” is written by Sherif Alfy and directed by Ahmed Abdallah.
“Leil Khargy” was screened before at Toronto International Film Festival.
American film "Green Book" was screen at the opening ceremony of the Cairo International Film Festival's 40th edition.
"Green Book" is considered one of the most important films competing for the 2019 Oscar Awards; it is directed by Peter Varley and stars Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali.
The film is based on a true story that took place in the 1960s as racial discrimination heightened in the United States. An Italian-born driver with racial tendencies takes a black-skinned pianist on a tour around the southern states where racism reached its highest levels.
The film was granted the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, the largest audience selection awards.
Film director Varley, who is also known internationally for presenting light comedy films, made sure his brother, Bob Varley, played a role in “Green Book” that was unlike any role he played before.
The movie presented a serious topic, but the actors did not lose their comedian attire.
A three-minute video was displayed during the press conference revealing glimpses from the festival’s movies.