EGYPTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, Mar 2021

INDO CINE APPRECIATION FOUNDATION in association with the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt to India are organizing an EGYPTIAN FILM FESTIVAL from 22-24 March 2021 at Alliance Française of Madras, Chennai.

Venue :  Alliance Française of Madras, 24, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai
Date : Mar 22, 2021  – Mar 24, 2021
(Non-members of ICAF, please call on 9840151956/8939022618 for more details).

1. Nawara/2015/Dir.: Hala Khalil/122 min/Mar 22/6 pm


Every day Nawara goes to work along a path that takes her between the alleys of the poor neighborhood and the roads that lead to the villas within a luxury compound. Every day, on her way to work, she carries the worries of the people in her neighborhood and their simple dreams. Little does know that the spring of 2011 will bring her something unexpected.
10 wins & 1 nomination
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5461168/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt

2. Mawlana – The Preacher/2017/Dir.: Magdy Ahmed Aly/130 min/Mar 23/6 pm


A seemingly traditional journey of a young sheikh in a governmental mosque who moves from leading prayers to becoming a TV celebrity issuing “fatwas” that are accepted by millions who have become fans of his as a result of his courage and his attempts to deviate from the usual religious rhetoric in a society heavily influenced by fundamentalism.
7 wins
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6127024/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt

3. Factory Girl/2013/Dir.: Mohamed Khan/90 min/Mar 24/6 pm

Hayam, a factory worker thought that her feelings for the new supervisor in the factory can grow bigger in spite of class differences between them, and although he shared some feelings with her but the cruel reality calls when a pregnancy test is found in the factory and because she did not hide her feelings, everybody accused her of being a sinner even her close friends and family.
4 wins & 1 nomination
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3182596/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt

4. Withered Green/2016/Dir.: Mohammed Hammad/73 min/Mar 24/7.45 pm


A defining week in Iman’s life goes by as she attempts to convince any of her uncles to attend her younger sister’s engagement in her deceased father’s place, as is tradition. However, a shocking discovery prompts her to do away with all these withered traditions that she once clung to. Hammad portrays his characters through their movement and their hyper realistic environment.
5 wins & 5 nominations
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5929472/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt

Venue :  Alliance Française of Madras, 24, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai
Date : Mar 22, 2021  – Mar 24, 2021
(Non-members of ICAF, please call on 9840151956/8939022618 for more details).

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