Monday 14 November 2022
I wrote – Bahira Fouda:
Young actress Mayan El-Sayed was subjected to a wave of criticism because of the dress she wore at the opening ceremony of the 44th Cairo Film Festival.
Mayan published the photos, through her official account on the “Instagram” website, and commented: “A special dress for a special occasion… from the opening ceremony of the 44th session of the Cairo International Film Festival, the first ever.”
The audience’s comments came as follows: “If without the net, it is more elegant,” “You are the moon and everything, but the dress this time is not suitable for you,” “The dress is older than your age, it is not sweet for you.”
While others interacted with her praising her appearance, some comments came as follows: “Beautiful”, “Princess”, “Always Moon Ya Mayan”, “Your sweetness”, “Queen”.
On the evening of Sunday, November 13, the activities of the 44th session of the Cairo International Film Festival began at the Grand Theater of the Egyptian Opera House, and will continue until Tuesday, 22 of the same month.
The artist Hussein Fahmy, President of the Cairo Film Festival, said in a press statement that the festival seeks in its 44th session to attract more diverse works that include different ideas, cultures and cinematic trends by opening the door for participation to new and inspiring experiences from all countries of the world.
The festival screens 97 films from 52 countries, and holds 12 red carpets to celebrate 12 films of the participating works.
The Cairo International Film Festival, one of the oldest and most regular festivals in the Arab world and Africa, is unique in being the only festival in the Arab and African region registered in Category A in the International Federation of Producers in Paris (FIAPF).