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33rd Cairo International Film Festival

The 33rd annual Cairo International Film Festival was held from November 10 to November 20, 2009. Indian director Adoor Gopalakrishnan was the President of the Jury.

33rd Cairo International Film Festival
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33rd CIFF Official Poster
Location Cairo, Egypt
Founded 1976
Awards Golden Pyramid
Festival date November 10–20, 2009
Website http://www.cairofilmfest.org/

Contents

Films in competitionEdit

The following films competed for the Golden Pyramid.

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Luisa Gonzalo Calzada   Argentina
I Believe In Angels Vjerujem u Anđele Niksa Svilicic   Croatia
The Nile Birds عصافير النيل Magdy Ahmed Ali   Egypt
Letters to Father Jackob Postia Pappi Jaakobille Klaus Härö   Finland
The Hedgehog Le hérisson Mona Achache   France
Slaves in Their Bonds Οι Σκλάβοι στα Δεσμά τους Adonis Lykouresis   Greece
The Days of Desire Vágyakozás Napjai Jósef Pacskovszky   Hungary
Madholal Keep Walking Jai Tank   India
New York Kabir Khan   India
The Friends at the Margherita Cafe Gli amici del bar Margherita Pupi Avati   Italy
Vortex Duburys Gytis Luksas   Lithuania
Crossword Destinies فينك اليام Driss Chouika   Morocco
Tiny Dust, True Love Shen Dong   China
Splinters Drzazgi Maciej Pieprzyca   Poland
Amália Carlos Coelho da Silva   Portugal
One War Одна Война Vera Glagoleva   Russia
I Saw The Sun Güneşi Gördüm Mahsun Kırmızıgül   Turkey

Digital CompetitionEdit

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

English title Original title Director(s) Country
(Un)Lucky زهر Fatma Zohra Zamoum   Algeria
Open Diaries Sasha A. Schriber   Canada
Exile in Paris Paris d'exil Ahmet Zirek   France
C.V. Attached Im Anhang: Lebenslauf Andrea Schorr   Germany
Tenderness Τρυφερότητα Panagiotis Karamitsos   Greece
Witches Circle Boszorkanykor Dizso Zsigmond   Hungary
First Time Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai Krishnan Seshardi Gomatam   India
The Rapture of Fe Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe Alvin Yapan   Philippines
Contract Contrato Nicolau Breyner   Portugal
Wait For Me and I Will Not Return Čekaj me, ja sigurno neću doći Miroslav Momcilovic   Serbia
Xtrems Abel Folk, Joan Riedweg   Spain
New Year's Eve Jhake R. Wells    Switzerland
The Watcher Bekçi Özcan Tekdemir   Turkey
Godforsaken Jamil Dehlavi   United Kingdom

Arab CompetitionEdit

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

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Journey to Algiers رحلة الى الجزائر Abdelkrim Baloul   Algeria
Heliopolis مصر الجديدة Ahmad Abdalla   Egypt
The Nile Birds عصافير النيل Magdy Ahmed Ali   Egypt
Tale of a Mchaouchi Wrestler موسم المشاوشة Mohamed Ahed Bensouda   Morocco
Crossword Destinies فينك اليام Driss Chouika   Morocco
Amreeka أمريكا Cherien Dabis   Palestine/  United States
Pomegranates and Myrrh المر و الرمان Najwa Najjar   Palestine
The Long Night الليل الطويل Hatem Ali   Syria
Thirty ثلاثون Fadhel Jaziri   Tunisia
Buried Secrets أسرار دفينة Raja Amari   Tunisia
A Very Beautiful Trip سفرة يا محلاها Khaled Ghorbal   Tunisia/  France

Films out of competitionEdit

The following films were screened out of the competition.

English title Original title Director(s) Country
A Fly in the Ashes La mosca in la ceniza Gabriela David   Argentina
Forever waiting Hoy no se fía, mañana sí Francisco Avizanda   Spain/  France
Cairo Time Ruba Nadda   Canada
The Traveller المسافر Ahmed Maher   Egypt
Teza Haile Gerima   Ethiopia/  France/  Germany
Marchal MR 73 Olivier Marchal   France
A Widow at Last Enfin veuve Isabelle Mergault   France
Client (A French Gigolo) Cliente Josiane Balasko   France
Home Yann Arthus-Bertrand   France
Lost Times Utolsó idők Áron Mátyássy   Hungary
Dawn of the World فجر العالم Abbas Fahdel   France/  Germany/  Iraq
Casanegra كزانكرا Nour Eddine Lakhmari   Morocco
Ward No. 6 Палата № 6 Karen Shakhnazarov   Russia
Day of Defeated Dehb nepemome hux Yamburskiy Valeriy   Ukraine
The Soloist Joe Wright   United Kingdom/  United States/  France
New Town Killers Richard Jobson   United Kingdom
The Limits of Control Jim Jarmusch   United States/  Japan

JuriesEdit

AwardsEdit

The winners of the 2009 Cairo International Film Festival were:

External linksEdit