Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ To Open Cairo International Film Festival; New Team Unveils 2022 Line-Up

Steven Spielberg̵7;s semi-autobiographical, coming-of-age drama fabelmens Has been declared as the opening film of 44th Cairo International Film FestivalRunning from 13 to 22 November.

This year’s edition of the historic Egyptian festival will come under the direction of a new management team following the departure of former chief Mohamed Hefezi in March.

Veteran actor Hussein Fahmi returns as president at the ceremony, a role he played in the past, while Emir Ramses, the respected Egyptian film programmer, takes over as artistic director.

This year’s main international competition features Egyptian filmmaker Ahmed Abdullah 19bPalestinian director Firas Khouri Alam, butterfly sight Ukraine’s Maxim Nakonechny and . By love according to dalva Emmanuel Nicot of Belgium.

As previously announced, Naomi Kawase will preside over the main jury.

“Starting the journey with the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) was a huge responsibility for me, a young cinema fan who closely followed the festival where I was introduced to the many worlds of cinema, and later as a filmmaker. Whose films in the form were screened in its theaters twice,” Ramses said.

“Being appointed to a position that was held by a number of eminent names, among whom is my valued mentor, the late film critic and programmer Yusuf Cherif Rizkallah, was a way of giving back and paying respect to an institution that has helped me Made the filmmaker I am today, before it was a new step in my professional career.”