APS : Sunday, 13 November 2016
CAIRO (Egypt)- Film directors Karim Traidia and Hamid Benamra will represent Algerian cinema at the 38th Cairo International Film Festival, to be held Nov. 15-24 in the Egyptian capital, the event’s organizers said.
Came out in 2015 “Chronicles of my Village,” by Karim Traidia, will compete in the feature-length fiction films and documentary section.
The movie relates childhood stories dating back to the national liberation war era (1954-1962) as well as the construction and identity of independent Algeria.
Filmmaker Hamid Benamra will compete with his latest film “Hizam” (Belt), which deals with the women’s realm and the oriental dance.
Benamara’s film, produced in 2016, tackles the femininity theme depicting woman body as a “man’s refuge and mirror.”
Instituted in 1976, the 38th international film festival of Cairo will pay tribute to Egyptian actress Faten Hamama, died in January 2015.