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CAIRO - 19 June 2020: Egyptian Film ''Luxor film, by director Zeina Durra and producer Mohamed Hefzy, has been selected to screen atthe Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic (3-11 July). The film is selected among the festival's robust lineup of 15 films that will screen at 96 film theatres across 80 cities.
Founded in 1948, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is heralded as one of the oldest-standing film festivals worldwide, and the largest in Central and Eastern Europe.
Written and directed by Zeina Durra, Luxor follows the story of British aid worker Hana who returns to the ancient city of Luxor and comes across Sultan, a talented archeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.
Luxor stars British actress Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), French-Lebanese star Karim Saleh (Vice), and Egyptian star Shereen Reda (Photocopy), Michael Landes, Salima Ikram and Shahira Fahmy
The Egyptian-Emirati-British film is a co-production of Film Clinic, in association with Film Factory and Front Row Filmed Entertainment, which distributes the film in the Arab world, while Totem Films handles its international sales, and Creative Artists Agency handles its distribution in North America. The film is executive produced by the BAFTA award winner and Oscar®-nominee Paul Webster.
Film Clinic was founded in 2005 by renowned Producer/Screenwriter Mohamed Hefzy as a production company that offers screenwriting workshops and specializes in producing feature and documentary films. While targeting all types of audiences in the Egyptian, Arab and international markets, Film Clinic is known for supporting young talented filmmakers, making innovative films as a creative alternative to commercial films in the Arab film industry.
Film Clinic co-produced Egyptian, Arab and international feature films that went on to win more than 150 awards at over 350 international film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, Cairo international Film Festival, and Carthage Film Festival. Three of its film productions got selected as Egypt's official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign-Language Film, and they are Clash, Sheikh Jackson, and Yomeddine. Film Clinic's repertoire includes a number of box-office hits, including Sameer, Shaheer & Baheer (2010), Banat El A'am (2012), Excuse My French (2014) and Hepta: The Last Lecture (2016). Film Clinic's latest co-productions are Gunshot (2018), Ras El Sana (2019), and the British-Egyptian film Luxor.
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