The Luxor African Film Festival’s 10th edition will kick off in March, paying homage to breakouts of Sudanese cinema like 'You Will Die at Twenty' and 'Talking About Trees'.
Hailed as one of the most important Egyptian film festivals outside of the capital, the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) has garnered a name for itself as a cultural hub in Luxor over the past nine years. The 10th edition of LAFF is set to kick off in March 2021, paying homage to Sudanese cinema, which has witnessed something of a revival in the 2010s with the introduction of more digital film equipment and workshops funded by international festivals. Recently, Sudan has produced incredible cinematic projects like Amjad Abu Alaa’s ‘You Will Die at Twenty’ (2019) and Souhaib Gasmelbari’s ‘Talking about Trees’ (2019), both of which have been widely acclaimed and selected at various international film festivals.
The festival – which will run from March 12th to March 18th - will be screening five Sudanese films, and will host a symposium centred around Sudanese cinema, with the participation of some of Sudan’s biggest movie producers.