After a referendum on more than 3,000 Arab films about women, 70 Egyptian and Arab critics chose the list of the 100 best Arab films on women, issued by the Aswan International Women’s Film Festival in its fifth session, which concludes on Monday.
Yesterday, the director of the festival, writer Hassan Abul-Ela, said that the referendum took four months to work, and was supervised by critic Kamal Ramzy, and prepared by critics Nahed Salah and Ahmed Shawky.
For her part, Nahed Salah said, “We have tried to use a scientific, organized and systematic method that was developed by critic Ahmed Shawky and relies on the vote as a voting mechanism to overcome the difficulty of sorting. In the end, this is a qualitative referendum that opens the door to other referendums.”
The list included 14 films by Faten Hamama, including seven by director Henry Barakat, who is the most present director on the list, six films by Muhammad Khan, and five by Salah Abu Seif. The late director Moufida Tlatli.
In response to: Why were Nadia El-Gendy’s films absent from the list of the 100 best films about women? The authors of the poll mentioned that Nadia Al-Jundi is a star with her own way of acting and performing; But in the end these are the critics’ picks. The critic Nahed Salah pointed out that the movie “Young Woman, which was released in the fifties” was considered by critics as reactionary, but it was released on the referendum list now.
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