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    The 3rd Edition of Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival

    The legendary Luxor temple witnessed yesterday The 3rd Edition of Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival just launched (it will be from 24th of Jan till the end of the month), the opening screening film was a unique master peace The Loves of Pharaoh, "Das Weib des Pharao" (original title) directed by Ernst Lubitsch (January 29, 1892 – November 30, 1947) a German American film director, producer, writer, and actor , silent movie produced in 1922, recently restored as it was scattered all over the world.
    Hana Shiha, the Egyptian drama promising actress presented the opening, the general governor Tarek Saad El Din and many of distinguished guests attended, The President of Noon Foundation for Culture and Arts director Mohamed Kamel Qaliouby in his speech sent a message to the world that Art is the soft power that can change the world to be a better, safer and more beautiful place, the honorary president of this edition of the festival is the great Egyptian painter Adam Henein, and the festival also honored the amazing Egyptian actress Lebleba (that she’s been acting in the 50’s since she was 5 years old)
    France is the Guest of Honor of this edition of the festival, (the head of the jury is the French director Yves Boisset, and there will be Tribute to the French cinema in 4 sections:

    1- The New French Wave
    • Jules and Jim by François Truffaut (1962)
    • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Jacques Demy (1964)
    • Crazy Pierrot by Jean-Luc Godard (1965)

    2- Tribute to the French director Yves Boisset
    • Dupont LaJoie (1975)
    • The Judge Fayard Named Sheriff (1977)
    • The Price of Danger ( 1983)

    3- The New French Feminine Cinema
    • White Material by Claire Denis (2009)
    • Camille Repeats the year by Noémie Lvovsky ( 2012)
    • Bright Days Ahead by Marion Vernoux ( 2013)
    • North Station by Claire Simon (2013)
    • A Castle in Italy by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (2013)
    • Suzanne by Kettel Killévéré (2013)
    • Domestic life by Isabelle Czajka (2013)

    4- French Animation
    • The King and the Bird by Paul Grimaut (1980)
    • Kirikou and the Witch by Michel Ocelot (1998)

    While the Official Competition for feature films:
    1) Breath by Melanie Laurent - France
    2) Cairo Time by Amir Ramses - Egypt
    3) Corn Island by Georges Ovashvili - Georgia
    4) For Some Inexplicable Reason by Gabor Reisz - Hungary
    5) The Intruder by Shariff Koner - Netherlands
    6) The Lesson by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov - Bulgaria
    7) Leviathan by Andrey Zvyagintsev - Russia
    8) Macondo by Subadeh Murtezai - Austria
    9) Next Year by Vania Leturcq - Belgium
    10) Quite Bliss by Edouado Winpere – Italy
    11) Sixteen by Rob Brown - UK
    12) Stations of the Cross by Dietrich Bruggemann – Germany
    And the Official competition for Short films:
    1. The Aftermath of the Inauguration of by Omar El Zohairy - Egypt
    the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375
    2. Cassandra by Guy-Roger Duvert – France
    3. The Chicken by Unagunjak – Germany
    4. A Chicken… But by Islam Mazhar- Egypt
    5. The Dancing by Edith Depaule – Belgium
    6. Dealer by Ben Dawkins - UK
    7. The Dream of a Scene by Yasser Shafiey - Egypt
    8. Ghost Train by Lee Cronin - Ireland
    9. Kowalski by Andrei Cretulescu - Romania
    10. Maasai by Harry Lagoussis- Greece
    11. Mosquito by Timo Von Gunten- Switzerland
    12. My light in Darkness by Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken-Norway
    13. The Real Evidence: Laptop by Egor Gavrilin - Russia
    14. Telekommando by Erik Schmitt - Germany
    15. Visteme des Pacio que tengo prisa by Kike Arroyo- Spain
    16. What Remains by Saad Samir
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