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Shakespeare, special guest of the 38th CIFF

Cairo International Film Festival will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of British writer William Shakespeare by offering a variety of cinematographic works inspired from his plays and in collaboration with the British Council in Cairo, which sent a list of films prepared by the British Film Institute on this occasion, under the name “Shakespeare lives on Films.”
Among the 7 films selected to be screened during the Festival, are Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet (1948), Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V (1989), Oliver Parker’s Othello (1995), Peter Brook’s King Lear (1971), Roman Polanski’s Macbeth (1971), Franco Zvirelli’s Romeo and Juliet (1968), and Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing (1993). Egyptian movies inspired by Shakespeare’s work will also be displayed, such as Inas El Degheidy’s Lobster (Estakoza), Fatin Abdel Wahab’s Ah min Hawa, in addition to adaptations from Russia, Greece, and other countries.
On this occasion, the Festival’s administration will also publish a book about “Shakespeare in Films” written by film critic Essam Zakaria.
For updates on the program of the 38th Cairo International Film festival, please refer to our website: ciff.org.eg.
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