The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is one of ISF’s projects. It was the writer Sayed Fouad’s idea, as the African films are almost not screened in Egypt. Furthermore, Luxor hardly has any cultural or artistic events, and was therefore selected to de-centralize cultural or artistic events always oraginzed in Cairo and Alexandria.
Though Luxor is the largest open-air museum in the world it was lacking artistic festivals. Its geographical position - in the very heart of Upper Egypt and hence closer to the rest of the African continent - gives the historic city a unique advantage .
In a glorious night at the Karnack temple, the sixth edition of Luxor African film festival has reached her final day with a big ceremony. The minister of antiquities , the governor of Luxor and the representative of the minister of culture attended the ceremony that started by honoring the Moroccan actor Mohamed Miftah and the Egyptian star Nelly Karim.
The festival president , scriptwriter Sayed fouad addressed a speech in which he hoped that the next edition will be under the a
Section :Official Selection out of the Competition
Production Year :2016
Runtime: 65 MIN
Directed by: Jordi Esteva
Cinematography by: Santy Borric?n
Edited by: Albert Serrad?, Albert Buend?a
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Synopsis: Based his own book by the same name, the director goes on trip to remote island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean set in front of Yemen. There, the inhabitants speak the genuine Socotra language, A southern Arabian slang related to the old language of the Kingdom of Sheba. Socotra was the island where Gilgamesh found the plant of immortality. For Egyptians, it was “The Island of Djinns”.