Tuesday, November 18, 2008

32nd Cairo International Film Festival

Because some very interesting films I decided to include information about this fest that runs from today up to November 28.

International Feature Films Competition

The Tango Singer, Gabriel Adrian Arregue, Argentina
Los (Cut Loose), Jan Verheyen, Belgium
Dansen (Dancers), Pernille Fischer Chirstensen, Denmark
The Day We Met, Ismail Murad, Egypt
Séraphine (Seraphine), Martin Provost, France (yep, must be seen for me)
L’Empreite de l’Ange (Mark of an Angel), Safy Nebbou, France
Nur ein Sommer (Where the Grass is Greener), Tamara Staudt, Germany and Switzerland
El Greco, Yannis Smaragdis, Greece and Spain
Márió, a varázsló (Mario the Magician), Tamas Almasi, Hungary and ItalyI
Il Tuo Disprezzo (In the Flesh), Christian Angeli, Italy
Tea Fight, Wang Yeming, Japan and Taiwan
Kolekcionere (The Collectress), Kristina Buozyte, Lithuania (seems interesting)
Finding Shangri La, Ismene Ting, China
Ischeznuvshaya imperiya (The Vanished Empire), Karen Shaknazarov, Russia (interesting)
Retorno a Hansala (Return to Hansala), Chus Gutierrez, Spain
Los Girasoles Ciegos (The Blind Sunflowers), Jose Luis Cuerda, Spain
Tandoori Love, Oliver Pavlus, Switzerland
Ulak (The Messenger), Çagan Irmak, Turkey

International Competition of Digital Feature Films

No One’s Normal When You Are Near, Marcello Mosenson, Argentina
Iza stakla (Behind The Glass), Zrinko Ogresta, Croatia
The Story of the Virgin Butterfly, Walid Aouni, Egypt
W.C., Liam O Mochain, Ireland
Three Lira, Andrea Pellizzer, Italy
Goodbye, Bunyo Kimura, Japan
Be With Me, Elle F Habib, Lebanon
Seasons of Life, Charles Shimu Joya, Malawi
Changing Faces, Faruk Afolabi Lassaki, Nigeria
Zimbabwe, Darell James Roodt, South Africa
Ordinary Boys, Daniel Hernandez, Spain
Dot, Darvis Zaim, Turkey
Mozlym, Edreace Purmul, USA
Shades of Ray, Jaffar Mahmood, USA and Pakistan

I suggest you check the many films in the Arab Films Competition, African Films, Human Rights Films, Festival of Festival, Islam in the International Cinema, Spanish Cinema, Out of Competition, and Information Sections; this fest seems like a very complete festival with movies from allover the world. They also will have tributes to Youssef Chahine and Mexican Director Arturo Ripstein.

To information about the films and all the sections go here.

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