Egyptian drama Nawara to open 6th Malmö Arab Film Festival


The Egyptian drama Nawara by director Hala Khalil will open the 6th Malmö Arab Film Festival on September 30. The awarded and celebrated film, starring Egyptian actress Menna Shalabi, has been screened at festivals worldwide and will have its Swedish premiere at the festival. The opening screening will be held at Cinema Royal in Malmö with director Hala Khalil present.

Nawara chronicles the aftermath of the Tahrir Square revolution on a young woman who works as a maid for Egypt’s elite, and suddenly finds herself at the center of Egypt’s social intrigues,. Egyptian star Menna Shalabi is playing the role of Nawara, for which she was awarded as Best Actress at Dubai International Film Festival in December 2015.

Hala Khalil has been described as one of the bright new voices in the Egyptian cinema, and will be present in Malmö during the festival. Nawara will be a part of the Official Competition for Feature films.

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