United Arab Emirates

Cervantes Institute hosts talk-back with prominent female Egyptian film directors

Spain’s ambassador to Cairo Ramon Gil Casares attended Monday a symposium at the Cervantes Institute in Cairo on the films by contemporary Egyptian female directors that will be screened at the next edition of the Valencia Festival of Mediterranean Cinema. The Ambassador of Spain to Egypt, Ramon Gill Casares, opened the event at the Instituto Cervantes in Cairo. Director of the Cervantes Institute in Cairo Silvia Grijalba and the festival’s artistic director Eduardo Guillot led the panel discussion. The symposium discussed the current situation of Egyptian cinema, works presented by female directors, and difficulties faced by filmmakers when they begin a new work of art. Egyptian directors Aiten Amin, Hala Khalil a ...