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Egyptian Film Kamla Selected in Red Sea International Film Festival

Starring Injy El Mokkaddem and May Elghety, ‘Kamla’ will be the only Egyptian film to be featured at the festival’s Red Carpet Gala.

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‘Kamla’, an Egyptian film starring Injy El Mokkaddem and May Elghety, has been selected to participate in two programmes at the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival, due to take place between December 1st and December 10th in Saudi Arabia.

Directed by John Ikram, ‘Kamla’ has been selected for the Red Sea: Arab Spectacular programme, and is also the only Egyptian film to participate in the festival’s Red Carpet Gala. “The film is about social stigma, how we view people who are ‘different’, and of course women,” Ikram tells CairoScene. “We’re overjoyed as a team to have our world premiere in Saudi Arabia and to connect with the audience there.”

The film tells the story of Kamla, a psychiatrist portrayed by El Mokkadem, who struggles due to the stigma of being unmarried in her forties until she meets Asmaa, a patient played by El Ghety, who faces the same social pressure. The star-studded cast includes the likes of Lotfy Labib, Salwa Othman, and Feras Saied.