Updated 19 November 2019
Arab News

Cairo Film Festival

The Cairo International Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday. Here is a rundown of the movies set to screen at the 10-day event.

  • ‘The Irishman’

    The film tells the story of a former henchman who claimed to have killed more than 25 people on the orders of a mafia boss and a truck driver union leader.

  • ‘Judy’

    “Judy,” helmed by British director Rupert Goold, is a biographical drama film about American singer and actress Judy Garland.

  • ‘Sin’

    The Russian film “Sin” centers on the renowned 16th century Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarotti.  

  • ‘The Swallows of Kabul’

    The French animated film gives the Algerian author Yasmina Khadra’s 2002 novel a beautiful re-imagining. It tells the story of young lovers who try to make the best of the fact that their freedom is severely restricted under the Taliban. 

  • ‘Abou Leila’

    The movie, helmed by the Algerian Amin Sidi-Boumediene, is about two childhood friends who cross the desert in search of Abu Leila, a dangerous terrorist.

  • ‘Scales’

    The fantasy film, directed by the Saudi filmmaker Shahad Ameen and shot in Oman, tells the story of a young girl living in a village with a tradition of sacrificing female children to mysterious sea-dwelling creatures.