The Italian Film Festival kicks off in Cairo on June 23

From June 23 to July 7, “The Italian Film Festival in Cairo” will take place for the first time in Cairo.

Organized in cooperation with Zawya Cinema and Distribution, the program of screenings includes some titles by Pasolini (“Mamma Roma”, “Oedipus Rex”, “Accattone”, “The Gospel according to Saint Matthew”), to celebrate the centenary of his birth , as well as a selection of contemporary films by established and emerging directors .

Among the contemporary titles, “A Chiara” by Jonas Carpignano will be screened, in the presence of actress Swamy Rotolo, winner of the prize for best lead actress at the 43rd Cairo International Film Festival.

The selection also includes “Il Buco” by Michelangelo Frammartino, “Sow the Wind” by Danilo Caputo, “Futura” by Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi and Alice Rohrwacher “The King of Laughter” by Mario Martone and “The Tale of King Crab” by Aessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis.

The Festival will open with a concert by Maestro Colangeli and fellow musicians on June 21. The promotion of Italian cinema will however continue later this year with the following initiatives:

– Collaboration with Cinema Culture Palace through a retrospective of Italian classics, from June 5 to 9.
– Participation in the European Film Panorama


– Participation in the Gouna Film Festival: this year, as well as with a selection of films, also with a photographic exhibition dedicated to Pasolini and with the participation of some personalities from the world of cinema including actors and producers
– Participation in the CIFF (Cairo International Film Festival)
In addition, the Institute offers its monthly screenings on the theme “Grandi autori del cinema italiano – Great directors of Italian cinema” in June and “Nuova Commedia Italiana – New Italian comedy” in July.

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