Egyptian film Souad competes for the best international independent film award at BIFA 2021 – film – arts & culture

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“This achievement is the result of a successful release of the film in the UK and Ireland thanks to our partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI),” the filmmakers said on Tuesday, expressing their enthusiasm for the nomination and urging the crowd. from Stamford to attend the next screenings at the Stamford Arts Center.

Produced by Sameh Awad, Souad – winner of the Tremplin Cinegouna of the El Gouna 2018 film platform – was one of the 56 films in the official Cannes Film Festival selection for the 2020 edition which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic .

The realistic cinematic image is an attempt to uncover social issues and weaknesses through the story of a 12-year-old girl searching for answers after her sister Souad committed suicide in a village in Zagazig. The film explores the tragic consequences.

Souad, which was among the Panorama Berlin 2021 Selection and the Tribeca International Competition 2021, was written by Ayten Amin and Mahmoud Ezzat with a photograph by Maged Nader and editing by Khaled Moeit.

One of the directors of the hit television series Sabea Gaar (“The Seventh Neighbor”), Amin – best known for Villa 69, Spring 98 and Tahrir 2011: The Good, the Bad, and the Politician – takes confident action in She has been a career since her notable Her Man debut in 2006, demonstrating exceptional talent and winning numerous awards and screenings at various international film festivals.

BIFA’s long list for the award, sponsored by Champagne Taittinger, includes six titles from US / Canada, one from Japan and the other 12 are from Europe, with nine of the shortlisted directors being women.

The final five nominations will be announced on Wednesday, November 3. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday, December 5.

Souad is in competition with important films; A Chiara, Compartment N ° 6, Drive My Car, Première Vache, Fuite, Grande Liberté, La Main De Dieu, Beehive, Hope, Paris- 13ème, Petite Maman, Pleasure Ninja, Red Rocket, Shiva Baby, Sound Of Metal, Summer Of Soul, Titane and Zola.

Founded by Elliot Grove and Suzanne Ballantyne in 1998, BIFA “spotlights and rewards the UK’s best, most innovative and creative independent directors and filmmakers,” as noted in their biographies.

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