Egyptian actor Sayed Ragab in a shot from Ahmad Abdalla s new film 19B which will premier and compete at 44th Cairo International Film Festival (13-22 November)
“We are looking forward to the screening of ‘19B’ film as we are positive that it will be well-received by the audiences and film critics alike,” said star actor and CIFF president Hussein Fahmy.
Written and directed by Ahmad Abdalla, ‘19B’ will see its world premiere during the festival.
“Abdalla’s films have always been part of CIFF’s film lineup. His previous films Microphone (2010), Heliopolis (2009), and Décor (2014) have previously screened at the festival,” said CIFF director Amir Ramses.
“His latest win was scored by Exterior/Night that received the Best Actor Award at the festival’s edition in 2018,” Ramses added.
Produced by Film Clinic, ‘19B’ stars Sayed Ragab, Ahmed Khaled Saleh, Nahed El-Sebai, and Fadwa Abed.
The film tells the story of a doorman who leads a reclusive life in the abandoned villa he guards, as he gets involved in a situation with a person who lives across the street, which will mark a turning point in his life.
CIFF, one of the oldest film festivals in the Arab world and Africa, is the only festival in the region accredited as an (A) festival by FIAPF – the International Federation of Film Producers.