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Three Egyptian Films Gaining Attention at International Film Festivals 2019

May 24, 2019
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Three Egyptian film productions have been selected for screening at prominent annual international film festivals this year. The first two were shown during the past month, the third is to follow at the beginning of the next. Sharine Atif’s Jebel Banat (2018), Nada Riyadh’s Fakh (The Trap) (2019) and Anas Tolba’s Between Two Seas (2018) have all received much critical attention and will hopefully soon come to Egypt’s own cinemas, following their successful exposure to audiences abroad. The fact that critics selected them to feature at these prominent events, renders a quick glimpse at their content, their directors and the three prestigious festivals worthwhile, considering that the films are all testament to Egypt’s artistic talent, offering unique stories and perspectives on a range of social issues. Jebel Banat at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Set in Saint Catherine, Sinai, the 15-minute short, Jebel Banat (or Girl’s Mountain) depicts how two Bedouin sisters escape a forced marriage in pursuit of freedom by fleeing into the desert and hiding on a mountain. The drama vividly explores the themes of sisterhood, inseparable ties and the challenges of traditions. Commenting on her choice…

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