The Artistic Director of the Valencia film Festival, Eduardo Guillot, said that women’s cinema in Egypt is characterised by diversity and an abundance of production.
He added during the seminar, which was organised by the ambassador of Spain to Egypt, Ramón Gil–Casares at the Institute of Cervantes, about the cinematic works presented by Egyptian female directors.
Notably, the next edition of the Valencia film Festival will be held from 24 October to 3 November in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia.
The festival is considered a meeting point between different cultures in the Mediterranean countries. Among its selections, it will screen films directed by the most important contemporary Egyptian female directors including, Kamela Abu Zekri; Sandra Nashaat; Ayten Amin; Maryam Abu Ouf; Hala Khalil; Hala Lotfy, and Amal Ramsis.
“This year, Egypt was chosen because it offers a cinema that is famous in all Arab countries, and it also features abundant production,” he stated.
“After research, we found that the recent years witnessed the presence of female directors who offer a variety and distinctive perspectives in their films,” he concluded.