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The Lebanese film (Costa Brava), directed by Monet Aql, opens at the Java Cinema in Cairo on Wednesday with the screening of the fifth session of the Cairo Film Days.
The film stars Nadine Labaki from Lebanon and Saleh Bakri from Palestine. Lebanon is nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It also participated in the Venice Film Festival in Italy and the El Gauna Festival in Egypt.
After the film was shown, a seminar was held with the participation of the director through the Zoom application, in the presence of the heroine Nadine Labaki.
The event, which runs until June 21, showcases the latest Arab film productions to take part in international festivals, and its program includes 13 films from Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
Two documentaries (from Cairo) directed by Hala Galal and directed by Maggie Morgan (From and to Mir) will feature from Egypt.
The first session of the Cairo Film Days kicked off in 2017, and this year will be held in collaboration with alternative Arab screens such as “NAS”, the International Film Institute of Egypt and the Arab Fund for Culture and the Arts (AFAC).
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