In the eyes of women of Egyptian cinema
Faten Hamam an icon and a school, not only the icon of Egyptian cinema, but of Arab cinema.
Since her first movie with Mohammed Abdelwahab, "youm Said" in 1940 until her latest movie, "Ardh al halal" in 1993 she continued to amaze and has opened a way for the Arab actress to stop being a body, an object or a simple actress ... but a comedian in the noble sense of the term...
She just left us with a dazzling filmography: her 240 films show her place in the Egyptian cinema.
Faten Hamama has a special place at the Carthage Film Festival. She was the first President of the Jury in 1978.
Therefore, the JCC makes her tribute today.
Maryem Fakhredineunforgettable in "Rodda qalbi", the first film about the Egyptian revolution of 1953 and the first Arab blockbuster in color, and Maali Zayed ensured continuity.
Two female directors who stand out by their courage, militancy and modernity: Asma Albakri, assistant to Youssef Chahine and adapter of Albert Cossery, especially in "Mendiant et Orgueilleux," and her courageous short films that deal with Tunisian origins of the city of Cairo. Nabiha Lotfi is a leading figure of the New Wave of Egyptian Cinema "assinima alguidida"
Nabiha Lotfiis a leading figure of the New Wave of Egyptian Cinema "assinima alguidida". Half Lebeanese half egyptian, she imposed herself trought her documentaries, the one on the Cathedral of St. Catherine in Sinai, screened during the Carthage Film Festival in 1972 and especially her film about Zaater Tell, the first to mentioned this massacre. Writer and actress, she was part of all the battles for freedom and the cause of women.