Egyptian independent film ‘Trapped’ takes part in Mostra de Valencia festival


Egyptian independent film “Trapped” (Hammam Sokhn) will participate in the Mostra de Valencia festival, which kicked off on Friday.

Directed by Manal Khaled, the film will compete in the informative section of the festival which will run until October 24.

The film highlights the personal stories of women, their struggles with society and members of their families. He also reviewed several routes of those women who wanted to fulfill their dreams and have long runs in life.

“Trapped” stars Caroline Khalil, Reem Hegab, Osama Abo Al Ata, Ne’ma Mohsen, Mona Mokhtar, Sara’a Jebel, Rajwa Hamed, Zeina Mansour, Habiba Effat and Fadel El Garhy.

The film was screened at the Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Beirut and at the opening of the Amman International Film Festival. In addition, its world premiere was at the Southwest Festival, in the United States.

Manal Khaled is an Egyptian director. She studied philosophy and took numerous courses in directing, screenwriting and criticism. Khaled started with Misr International Films, helping leading filmmakers such as Saad Hendawy, Kamla Abou Zekry, Hani Khalifa and Mohamed Ali.

His early works consisted of documentaries and short fiction films before moving on to feature films.

She has participated in the making of two dozen films such as Enta Omry, An El-Eshq wa El-Hawa, Double Faces, Alwan El-Sama El-Sab’a and El-Awela f El-Gharam and television series such that Al-Jami ‘a and Zay El-Ward.

In the field of independent cinema, she filmed and directed her first documentary in Gaza, Palestine, in 2008. Khaled has also worked for the Egyptian TV channel since 1993.


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