Screening and Critiquing “Curfew” Movie at the Women’s Cinema Club


The Women’s Cinema Club, organized by the National Cinema Center, headed by Editor Manar Hosni, in cooperation with the Cultural Development Fund headed by Dr. Hani Abu Al-Hassan, is holding a cinematic screening of the movie “Curfew” directed by Amir Ramses, on Thursday, February 23, at the Hanager Cinema in the Cairo Opera House.

Following the screening, a symposium moderated by the director of the club, film critic Shahenda Muhammad Ali, will take place with a general invitation to fans and cinema lovers interested to attend the activities of the club.

The story events revolve around Faten, twenty years after her release from prison for committing a terrible crime. The movie returns to the fall of 2013 after the curfew decision in Egypt that forced Faten to spend the night with Laila, which subjected her to a second trial in search of answers to questions about her. It also focuses on the two women trying t to accept each other as the night goes on.

The movie stars Elham Shaheen, Amina Khalil, Ahmed Magdy, Mahmoud Al-Laithi, and the Palestinian star Kamel Al-Basha Al-Hasel. It was photographed by Omar Abu Doma, written and directed by Amir Ramses, and produced by Red Star. Heba Othman montaged the movie, and Tamer Karawan composed the soundtrack. Also working on set was art director Assem Ali and costume designer Nahed Nasrallah.

It is noteworthy that the movie “Curfew” won 12 awards in the 47th session of the Film Association Festival for films that were shown during the year 2020, and the film won the lion’s share of the awards among the 24 Egyptian films that were shown in 2020 between theaters and platforms.

Moreover, the movie competed in the official competition of the 42nd Cairo International Film Festival, and its star, Elham Shaheen, won the best actress award for her role in the film, as well as in the Jerusalem Arab Film Festival.

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