The first red carpet screenings of the Cairo Film Festival will kick off at 6:00 pm today, Thursday, with the film “Gaza Monamur” directed by Arab Nasser, in its first screening in the Middle East and North Africa, which is the film Palestine chose to represent it in the Oscar competitions for the best foreign language film. The first in the Horizons competition at the Venice Festival, before it won the NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film at the Toronto Festival.
The film, which competes in the 42nd International Competition, is shown at the Grand Theater in the Egyptian Opera House. The film revolves around Jesus, the sixtieth fish seller, who falls in love with the widow’s arrows, his neighbor in the market, but before he declares his love to her, he finds a statue of Aphrodite in the sea that disrupts his love story And put him in unexpected situations.
The 42nd session of the Cairo Film Festival will open at 7 pm today, Wednesday, where the ceremony will witness the honoring of the great writer Wahid Hamed with the Golden Pyramid Appreciation Award for Lifetime Achievement, which is also given to the British writer and director Christopher Hampton, and the festival also honors the artist Mona Zaki with the award Faten Hamama for excellence.
For the opening, the festival chose the British-French film “The Father” directed by Florian Zeller, in its first screening in the Arab world and Africa. Oscar and BAFTA, and English Oscar-winning actress Olivia Coleman.