Egyptian director Amir Ramses confirmed the cancellation of the 45th Cairo Film Festival, which was scheduled for next month, as it has become difficult to hold the festival in light of the Israeli aggression on Gaza.
Director of the Cairo Film Festival, Amir Ramses, said in a statement to Al Jazeera Net, “There was an intention to hold an event related to films supporting the Palestinian cause, and the festival administration actually had a number of Palestinian films, including a surprise that was going to take place at the opening as well. But with the escalation of events in Gaza, as well as after… Egypt has become at the heart of the event and not far from it, and the evidence for this is what happened in… Taba, then Nuweiba“The festival had to be canceled for the current year.”
Ramses indicated earlier that he had hoped to hold the festival on time, especially with the change in the festival’s plan in favor of showing Palestinian films.
The festival’s president, artist Hussein Fahmy, had announced that this year’s session would not be held, and said, “It is difficult to hold the festival on a different date after it was postponed because it is an international festival, and it must be held on time, and the conditions are bad and getting worse, and therefore this session will not be held.” “General”.
Last week, the Egyptian Ministry of Culture announced the postponement of the 45th session of the Cairo Film Festival, without specifying a new date for holding the session, which was scheduled for the period from 15 to 24 next November.
The cancellation of the next session is one of the few times in the festival’s history, and the last time the festival witnessed a similar event dates back to 2011, when the 35th session was canceled due to the January 25 Revolution.