Cairo’s 44th edition of Cairo International Film Festival kicked off on Sunday, 13th of November, 2022. 97 movies from 52 countries have been selected to participate in this film festival.
One of the countries selected was Morocco located in North Africa and they were selected through two movies; Jalal Eddine and Oasis D’eau Gelee.
Jalal Eddine, a movie by Hassan Benjelloun and playing lead role, Yassan Ahajjam, a Tunisian artist, Fatima Nasser and a Moroccan artist Fatima Zahra Balladi. The movie was about a man named Jalal Eddine who loses his wife but refuses to accept the death of his wife and decides to isolate himself until he finds the light within himself. 20 years later he becomes a Suji and lives with his disciples. This movie is in competition for Horizons of Arab Cinema and Best Arab Films.
Oasis D’eau Gelee is a Moroccan-French production directed by Mohammed Raouf Sebbahi. It is the story of an emergency doctor named Fadila who marries Kader after a love affair. Kader was later diagnosed with terminal cancer and this became the most worrying case in Fadila’s life. This film was screened in the competition for International Critics Week.
According to legendary Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tar description during his opening, the festival celebrates the universal language of cinema.
The festival which has already kicked off will run for 10 days and will be ending on the 22nd of November, 2022.