Panorama of the European Film returns for its 7th edition


Details of the 7th Panorama of the European Film have been announced.

Film aficionados, get ready to attend the annual event in Egypt which will be screening a spectacular selection of films from across Europe.

Running from 19 to 29 November, the film screening event will take place in two different venues of Cairo: ‘Galaxy Theatre’ in Manial and ‘Zawya’ in Downtown.

Following the big event’s tradition of highlighting a certain European country in each of its editions, this year’s edition, produced and directed by Marian Khoury, will held a special focus on Swiss documentary cinema.

Many have been awaiting the film festival in order to watch award-winning European features throughout an 11-day program, which is set to include 38 various films.

The event will consist of several sections: European Cinema, which includes award-winning films from European film festivals; Emerging Directors; Documentary Rendezvous; Swiss Documentary Cinema; Education and Cinema; Panorama Classics, with screenings of remakes of classic European films, and a section for Guests and Special Events which will host prominent Egyptian and European filmmakers.

2014 Panorama will also introduce its new Carte Blanche section during which three films will be selected by Egyptian illustrious filmmakers Yosry Nasrallah, Nadine Khan and Ahmad Abdallah.

In addition, the festival will dedicate special space for memorial screenings to films by the celebrated Wim Wender as a retrospective for the German director.

As part of the cultural and artistic event, the Panorama of the European Film will also include Q&A sessions to give anyone who pursues a passion for cinema the chance to debate and take part in discussions with industry professionals and directors.