Cairo International Film Festival opens in the Egyptian capital

The 41st edition of the Cairo Film Festival kicked off in the Egyptian capital on Wednesday (November 20), featuring more than 150 films from 63 countries.

Famed director Martin Scorsese's Netflix mob drama, The Irishman, opened the film festival while Mexican cinema was chosen as the guest of honour for this year's edition.

This year's festival was dedicated to renowned Egyptian critic Youssef Sharif Rizkallah who passed away in July at the age of 77, after an illustrated career in which he p…

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