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Venice 2018 kicks off on with controversy

The 76th Venice Film Festival (the oldest in the world) has gotten off to a slightly controversial start with critics citing the small number of works by female filmmakers and the participation of Netflix in the festival’s lineup. Festival director Alberto Barbera has been criticised for not scheduling more films from distaff side directors. Only one female …

Daily News Egypt

‘Angel Face’: Mother-daughter drama stands out at Cannes

In “Gueule d’Ange” (Angel Face), the first film by French filmmaker Vanessa Filho, Marion Cotillard plays a single mother who leaves her eight-year-old daughter behind after an encounter at a night club. This film was born out of a visceral need to express the want of love, feelings of insecurity, and emotional dependence. Filho wanted …

Adham Youssef

Iconic starlet of feminism remembered

Although it has been three years since the death of the iconic star Faten Hamama, she is still remembered as an iconic figure of Egyptian cinema, one whose roles addressed every issue encountered by women in Egypt. Women in Egypt and around the world face major challenges; some of them suffer from domestic violence, inequality, …

Daily News Egypt