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IL CAIRO 2021 Premi

La coproduzione messicano-polacca El hoyo en la cerca vince il trofeo principale al Cairo

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- Joaquín del Paso, insieme alla sua partner di produzione Fernanda de la Peza, ha ricevuto il Golden Pyramid Award per il miglior film durante una cerimonia glamour alla Cairo Opera House

La coproduzione messicano-polacca El hoyo en la cerca vince il trofeo principale al Cairo
Il regista di El hoyo en la cerca, Joaquín del Paso, con il suo Golden Pyramid Award per il miglior film (© Cairo International Film Festival)

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The international jury of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival led by Emir Kusturica emphasised the coming-of-age drama The Hole in the Fence [+leggi anche:
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, by Mexican director Joaquín del Paso, which explores the social polarisation rife in today’s Mexico through the story of boys from a prestigious private school who receive training in a secluded exclusive summer camp, entitled to turn into tomorrow’s elite.

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Eleven other European productions and co-productions received various awards , four of them within the international competition: The Silver Pyramid - Special Jury Award For Best Director went to the mythic debut drama Small Body [+leggi anche:
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by Laura Samani (Italy/France/Slovenia); the Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Screenplay was granted to Péter Kerekes and Ivan Ostrochovský for 107 Mothers [+leggi anche:
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(Slovakia/Czech Republic/Ukraine); Swamy Rotolo was named Best Actress for her performance in A Chiara [+leggi anche:
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(Italy/France); and José Ángel Alayón pocketed the Henry Barakat Award for Best Artistic Contribution with an accent on his cinematography in They Carry Death [+leggi anche:
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(Spain/Colombia). The Bronze Pyramid Award for Best First or Second Feature from a Director in the International competition was taken by the thought-provoking South Korean melodrama Aloners by Hong Seong-eun. Blind Spot by Lotfi Achour (Tunisia/France) was announced as the Best Short Film by receiving the Youssef Chanine Award.

The Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition, judged by another jury, was topped by the Lebanese-French co-production Memory Box [+leggi anche:
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by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreigen who left with the Saad Eldin Wahba Award for Best Film. The self-exploration documentary Fiasco [+leggi anche:
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by Nicolas Khoury (Lebanon/Netherlands) received the Special Jury Award, named after Salah Abu Seif, as well as the Special Mention within the International Critics’ Week Competition, in which on the other hand, the main Shadi Abdel Salam Award For Best Film went to The Stranger [+leggi anche:
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by Ameer Fakher Eldin (Syria/Palestine/Germany). The Palestinian issues related drama dealing with occupation and patriarchy also took the Best Arab Film Award, presented to the producers Tony Copti, Jiries Copti and Dorothe Beinemeier, consisting of $10,000 in cash.

The Tunisian political and psychological drama Tomorrow by Dhafer L'Abidine snatched the FIPRESCI Award, while audience voted for the emancipating female dramedy Daughters Of Abdel Rahman by Zaid Abu Hamdan (Jordan).

Here is the full awards list:

International Competition Awards

The Golden Pyramid Award for Best Film
The Hole in the Fence [+leggi anche:
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– Joaquín del Paso (Mexico/Poland)

The Silver Pyramid - Special Jury Award For Best Director
Small Body [+leggi anche:
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– Laura Samani (Italy/France/Slovenia)

The Bronze Pyramid Award for Best First or Second Feature of a Director
Aloners – Hong Seong-eun (South Korea)

Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Screenplay
Péter Kerekes, Ivan Ostrochovský - 107 Mothers [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Peter Kerekes
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(Slovakia/Czech Republic/Ukraine)

Best Actor Award
Mohamen Mamdouh - Abu Saddam (Egypt)

Best Actress Award
Swamy Rotolo - A Chiara [+leggi anche:
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(Italy/France)

Henry Barakat Award for Best Artistic Contribution
José Ángel Alayón for the cinematography on They Carry Death [+leggi anche:
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- Helena Girón, Samuel M Delgado (Spain/Colombia)

International Short Film Competition Awards

Youssef Chanine Award for Best Short Film
Blind Spot - Lotfi Achour (Tunisia/France)

Special Jury Award
Then Came Dark - Marie-Rose Osta (Lebanon)
It’s Nothing Nagy, Just Hang Up! – Youhanna Nagy (Egypt)

The Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition Awards

Saad Eldin Wahba Award for Best Film (presented to the directors)
Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreigen - Memory Box [+leggi anche:
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(Lebanon/France)

Salah Abu Seif Award – The Special Jury Award
Fiasco [+leggi anche:
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– Nicolas Khoury (Lebanon/Netherlands)

Best Non-Fiction Film Award
From Cairo – Hala Galal (Egypt)

Best Acting Performance Award
Afef Ben Mahmoud - Streams [+leggi anche:
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(Tunisia/Luxembourg/France)

Special Mention
A Second Life - Anis Lassoued (Tunisia)

International Critics’ Week Competition Awards

Shadi Abdel Salam Award For Best Film
The Stranger [+leggi anche:
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– Ameer Fakher Eldin (Syria/Palestine/Germany)

Fathy Farag Award - The Special Jury Award
Wild Roots [+leggi anche:
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- Hajni Kis (Hungary/Slovakia)

Special Mention for Actress
Arcelia Ramírez - La Civil [+leggi anche:
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(Belgium/Romania/Mexico)

Best Arab Film Award (presented to the producers)
The Stranger – dir. Ameer Fakher Eldin, prod. Tony Copti, Jiries Copti, Dorothe Beinemeier

Special Mention
Fiasco – Nicolas Khoury

FIPRESCI Award
Tomorrow – Dhafer L'Abidine (Tunisia)

Audience Award
Daughters Of Abdel Rahman – Zaid Abu Hamdan (Jordan)

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