CIWFF to screen 'Nalu on the Border'.
A scene from "Nalu on the Border" - Cairo International Women Film Festival official Facebook Page CAIRO -- 27 February 2018: The 11th edition of Cairo International Women Film Festival will screen the Brazilian film "Nalu on the Border" for the first time in Egypt. The film revolves around a teen named Nalu, 16, and her father, Ruben, 39, who live together in a small country town near the Brazilian border with Uruguay. Ruben started to realize that Nalu has grown up and is becoming a woman, so an ambiguous closeness begins to develop between them. That intimacy gives way to jealousy when Rosario, an Uruguayan woman, enters their lives. This year, the CIWFF is hosting a group of films directed by students from La Femis cinema school in Paris, which is considered one of the most important cinema schools in Europe. In addition to screening five student films, the school's Head of International Affairs Julie Tingaud will give an introduction about the school, its vision and activities. The Cairo International Women's Film Festival first started in 2008. It was tailor made to present films made by female filmmakers to encourage and support them to make more movies. CIWFF is concerned with offering a new type of cinema, different from the commercial cinema that is familiar to the Egyptian audience. Lebanon was chosen by the festival management to be the guest of honor of the festival's 11th edition. This is the first time for the festival to have an Arab country as the guest of honor, acknowledging the unique Lebanese filming experience, and the leading role played by female filmmakers in Lebanon's cinema production. The 11th edition of the festival will present a new project, named the rough-cut workshop, dedicated to supporting female filmmakers in their post-production stage. The rough-cut workshop is scheduled to host six Arab films; the six female filmmakers behind these films will be meeting a jury of experienced women filmmakers to guide them through the development stages of their films. At the end, the festival will provide the winning movie with post-production support.
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