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32nd Cairo International Film Festival

The 32nd annual Cairo International Film Festival was held from November 18 to November 28, 2008. Spanish director Imanol Uribe was the President of the Jury.

32nd Cairo International Film Festival
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32nd CIFF Official Poster
LocationCairo, Egypt
Founded1976
AwardsGolden Pyramid
Festival dateNovember 18–28, 2008
Websitehttp://www.cairofilmfest.org/

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Films in competitionEdit

The following films competed for the Golden Pyramid.

English title Original title Director(s) Country
The Tango Dancer Gabriel Adrian Arregue   Argentina
Cut Loose Los Jan Verheyen   Belgium
Dancers Dancen Pernille Fischer Christensen   Denmark
The Day We Met يوم ما اتقابلنا Ismail Murad   Egypt
Séraphine Séraphine Martin Provost   France
Mark of an Angel L'empreite de l'ange Safy Nebbou   France
Where the Grass is Greener Nur ein Sommer Tamara Staudt   Germany/   Switzerland
El Greco Ελ Γκρέκο Yannis Smaragdis   Greece
Mario the Magician Márió, a varázsló Tamás Almási   Hungary/  Italy
In the Flesh Il Tuo Disprezzo Christian Angeli   Italy
Tea Fight 闘茶 Wang Yeming   Japan/  Taiwan
The Collectress Kolekcioniere Kristina Buozyte   Lithuania
Finding Shangri-La 這兒是香格里拉 Ismene Ting   China
The Vanished Empire Исчезнувшая империя Karen Shakhnazarov   Russia
Return to Hansala Retorno a Hansala Chus Gutiérrez   Spain
The Blind Sunflowers Los girasoles ciegos José Luis Cuerda   Spain
Tandoori Love Oliver Pavlus    Switzerland
The Messenger Ulak Çağan Irmak   Turkey

Digital CompetitionEdit

The following films were screened in the Digital Competition for Feature Films category.

English title Original title Director(s) Country
No One's Normal When You're Near De cerca nadie es normal Marcelo Mosenson   Argentina
Behind the Glass Iza stakla Zrinko Ogresta   Croatia
The Story of the Virgin Butterfly قصة الفراشة العذراء Walid Aouni   Egypt
W.C. Liam O Mochain   Ireland
Three Lira Lira 3 Andrea Pellizzer   Italy
Goodbye へばの Bunyo Kimura   Japan
Be With Me خليك معي Elie Habib   Lebanon
Seasons of Life Charles Shimu Joya   Malawi
Changing Faces Faruk Afolabi Lassaki   Nigeria
Zimbabwe Darrell Roodt   South Africa
Ordinary Boys Chicos normales Daniel Hernandez   Spain
Dot Nokta Derviş Zaim   Turkey
Mozlym Edreace Purmul   United States
Shades of Ray Jaffar Mahmood   United States/  Pakistan

Arab CompetitionEdit

The following films were screened in the Arab Competition for Feature Films category.

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Men's Affair Amine Kais   Algeria/  United States
Mascarades مسخرة Lyes Salem   Algeria/  France
Adhen Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche   Algeria/  France
Four Girls أربع فتيات Hussein El Hulaibi   Bahrain
Basra بصرة Ahmed Rashwan   Egypt
Fawzeya's Secret Recipe خلطة فوزية Magdy Ahmed Ali   Egypt
Swimming Bolteya بلطية العايمة Ali Ragab   Egypt
Number One رقم واحد Zakia Tahri   Morocco
Laila's Birthday عيد ميلاد ليلى Rachid Masharawy   Palestine
Salt of this Sea ملح هذا البحر Annemarie Jacir   Palestine
Hassiba حسيبة Raymond Boutros   Syria
Days of Boredom أيام الضجر Abdellatif Abdelhamid   Syria
The Accident حادثة Rachid Ferchiou   Tunisia
Five خمسة Karim Dridi   Tunisia/  France

Films out of competitionEdit

JuriesEdit

AwardsEdit

The winners of the 2008 Cairo International Film Festival were:

External linksEdit