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'El-Fakh', 2nd Egyptian Film to compete in Toronto Film Festival

Thu, Aug. 22, 2019
CAIRO - 22 August 2019: The Egyptian film “El-fakh" (The trap) was selected to participate in the official competition of Toronto International Film Festival's 44th session.

The film came to worldwide recognition after its world premiere in the official competition of the critics week at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2019.

The 44th edition of Toronto International Film Festival is scheduled to run from Sept 5-15. “El-Fakh” will compete for the festival’s award for best short film. It is the second Egyptian film to participate in the official competition after the festival management announced the participation of the Egyptian film “Elm el-Wosool”(Science of arrival) for director Hisham Saqr.

"El-Fakh" revolves around two lovers resorting to a ruined and abandoned beach to spend time out of sight.But when the girl reveals that she wants to end the relationship, the dimensions of that relationship begin to unfold gradually. The film’s duration is 20 minutes.

The film is an Egyptian-German co-production and won the Robert Bosch Foundation Awardfor Arab-German co-productions in 2017. It is directed by Nada Riyad and starring Shatha Muharram, Islam Alaa, and Nabil Noureddine.

It is noteworthy that “El-Fakh” was also selected to participate in the official competition of the Sao Paulo Short Film Festival, one of the most important short film festivals in Latin America. The upcoming edition of the Sao Paulo Short Film Festival is set to launch on Aug. 22.
 
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