Egyptian cinema has a long and vast history, but it still has a long way to go. This is why efforts such as participating in foreign film festivals, and establishing our own festivals are always welcome. These initiatives are necessary to keep driving Egyptian films forward.
Today we’re talking about Leil Kharegy, an Egyptian film by director Ahmed Abdallah El-Sayed, that is set to participate in the 40th edition of Cairo International Film Festival. The festival will run from the 20th-29th of November and is set to be the perfect stage for a movie such as Leil Kharegy.
Mohamed Hefzy, president of the festival, is very hopeful for the future with the participation of an Egyptian film in the festival, he believes that Leil Kharegy represents a contemporary rendition of Egyptian cinema. As for the director himself, he was elated with the participation of his movie in the festival, and has faith that his movie’s inclusion, along with the participation of many others, will be the key to reviving the Cairo International Film Festival.
The film stars Mona Hala who had her first role as the college worker in El-Basha Telmeez, and went on to star in different movies, namely Leilet El-Baby Doll, Qalb Mayet, and Eza3et Hob. She also starred in her own series, Rob3 Meshakel. It also features the return of Basma, who’s time in the spotlight has been minimal in the past few years, as well as young talent, Ahmed Malek, who had a standout role in Ramadan series, La Totfea El-Shams. Leil Kharegy also stars Karim Qassem, Sherif Desouky, Amr Abed, Ahmed Magdy, Sabry Abdelmoneim, Magdy Ahmed Ali, and Ahmed Yousry.
Mo, Toto, and Mostafa, are the characters around which the plot revolves. They are three people who meet one night and embark on an expected journey. Leil Dakhely is written by Sherif Alfy, and is produced by Hala Lotfy.