The film “Alam” wins the Golden Pyramid Award at the Cairo Film Festival

23-11-2022 12:13 PM

Ammon News - The film (Alam) won the Golden Pyramid Award at the 44th Cairo International Film Festival. The film is a joint Palestinian-French-Tunisian-Saudi-Qatari production. The judging panel said it could be seen as “a guide to good communication with the world in the truest sense of the word”.

The film (Alam), directed by Firas Khoury, won the ‘Silver Pyramid’ award. The Cairo International Film Festival in its 44th session, which concluded on Tuesday.

The film is a joint Palestinian-French-Tunisian-Saudi-Qatarian production, and its events unfold in 104 minutes, about 5 Palestinian teenagers from the Arab homeland trying to assess the dangers they will face as they struggle to force them to forget history.

The jury of the international competition said so at the party About the film “It is a work that carries the meaning of humanity recognized throughout the world, sensitive but profound, simple but powerful in its events. We can consider it as a guide for good communication with the world in the true sense of the word.”

The committee awarded its prize.golden pyramidDirector Emmanuelle Nico from France for the film (Love according to Dalva), while the Bronze Pyramid Award, assigned to the first or second work, went to Polish director Damien Cukor for the film (Bread and Salt).

Zelda Samson of France won the Best Actress award for her role in the film (Love According to Dalfa), while the jury awarded Best Actor together with Sudanese Maher Khair for his role in the film (The Dam) and Mahmoud Bakri for his role in the film (Alam).

The Japanese film (A Man) won the Best Screenplay Award and the Egyptian Cinematographer, Mustafa Al-Kashef won the Best Artistic Contribution Award for the film (19B).

The festival, which kicked off on November 13, screened more than 100 films from around 50 countries and awarded Egyptian director Kamela Abu Zekry with the Faten Hamama Award for Excellence, actress Lebleba and Hungarian director Bella Tarr with the Golden Pyramid Award for Lifetime Achievement.

In the Horizons of Arab cinema competition, the prize was won by the film (Land of Illusion) by Lebanese director Carlos Chahine, while the jury awarded the prize to the film (The Bride’s Blessing) by Lebanese director Bassem Breish.

The documentary film (Far from the Nile), directed by Sharif El Katsha, won the award for best non-fiction film in the competition. Lebanese Carole Abboud also won the Best Performance Award for her role in the film (Birket Al-Arous).

The jury praised the performance of the Algerian actress, Lina Khoudary, in the film (Horeya), as well as the Tunisian documentary (We Will Return to You), directed by Yassine Redissi.

In the “Critics’ Week” competition, which included 7 films, the prize was won by the film (Bamvir) by Ukrainian director Dmytro Sucholetky Sobchuk, and the jury prize went to the film (Joyland) from Pakistan, and the jury noted the film (Victim) by Slovakian director Michal Blashko.

In the short film competition, the prize went to the American animated film (Rosemary PA – After My Father), while the Egyptian film (My Friend) by director Kawthar Younes won the jury prize, which also awarded the film (One Damn Wish) from the Czech Republic.

And the director of the Cairo Film Festival, Amir Ramses, announced that the film (Alam) won the Audience Award, which bears the name of the late critic Youssef Sharif Rizkallah.

The Egyptian film (19b), directed by Ahmed Abdullah Al-Sayed, won the best Arab film award at the festival.

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