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Cairo 2018

Álvaro Brechner wins the Golden Pyramid at Cairo with A Twelve-Year Night

Álvaro Brechner wins the Golden Pyramid at Cairo with A Twelve-Year Night

Other fully or partially European winners at the Egyptian gathering included Jamie Jones’ Obey, Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s Manta Ray and Sergei Loznitsa’s Donbass  

03/12/2018 | Cairo 2018 | Awards

Review: Dissonance

Review: Dissonance

Bernard Declercq’s second feature-length fiction film is a dark and disconcerting tale about a woman in a fragile state of mind and her domineering husband  

28/11/2018 | Cairo 2018

Bille August  • Director of A Fortunate Man

Interview: Bille August • Director of A Fortunate Man

"I want a nice atmosphere on set – the drama should be kept in front of the camera"

At the Cairo Film Festival, we chatted to Bille August about his duties as head of the international jury and his latest feature, A Fortunate Man, which is screening at the gathering  

27/11/2018 | Cairo 2018

Review: Rafaël

Review: Rafaël

Amsterdam-born director Ben Sombogaart’s latest feature is a confident piece of work that attempts to tackle the refugee crisis from a very European perspective  

25/11/2018 | Cairo 2018

Mohamed Hefzy  • Director, Cairo International Film Festival

Interview: Mohamed Hefzy • Director, Cairo International Film Festival

“We’re helping to give a great image of the country, and it just needs to be communicated”

We sat down with Egypt’s Mohamed Hefzy, a big name in the world of production who is currently helming his first-ever Cairo Film Festival  

25/11/2018 | Cairo 2018

The Cairo Film Festival turns 40

The Cairo Film Festival turns 40

The A-list gathering, which is the oldest and only internationally accredited annual film festival in the Arab world, Africa and the Middle East, will unspool from 20-29 November  

19/11/2018 | Cairo 2018