Cairo Film Festival 2021 Red Carpet Moments

Published November 28th, 2021 - 07:51 GMT

The 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) opened on Friday evening at Egypt's Cairo Opera House with the participation of about 100 films from over 60 countries.

Running from Nov. 26 to Dec. 5 under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, the 43rd CIFF's opening ceremony was attended by Egyptian Minister of Culture Inas Abdel-Dayem.

CIFF President Mohamed Hefzy said the festival hosts more films this year than last year as the coronavirus-related restrictions are eased given the success of Egypt's precautionary measures and the administration of vaccines.

The festival commenced as usual with a big red carpet ceremony at the yard of Cairo Opera House, which gathered Egyptian and foreign filmmakers, producers, artists and critics. 

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Syrian actor Jamal Suleiman poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Syrian actor Jamal Suleiman poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Egyptian actress Nelly Karim (L) and her husband pose on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Egyptian actress Nelly Karim (L) and her husband pose on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Egyptian actress Mona Zaki poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Egyptian actress Mona Zaki poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Tunisian actor and former footballer Dhafer L'Abidine poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Tunisian actor and former footballer Dhafer L'Abidine poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Egyptian actress Laila Elwi poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Egyptian actress Laila Elwi poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Egyptian actor Mostafa Fahmy poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Egyptian actor Mostafa Fahmy poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Egyptian actress Yosra poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Egyptian actress Yosra poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Egyptian actress Tara Emad poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Egyptian actress Tara Emad poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)

Syrian actor Jamal Suleiman poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Nelly Karim (L) and her husband pose on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Mona Zaki poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Tunisian actor and former footballer Dhafer L'Abidine poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Laila Elwi poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actor Mostafa Fahmy poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Yosra poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Tara Emad poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Syrian actor Jamal Suleiman poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Syrian actor Jamal Suleiman poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Nelly Karim (L) and her husband pose on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Nelly Karim (L) and her husband pose on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Mona Zaki poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Mona Zaki poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Tunisian actor and former footballer Dhafer L'Abidine poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Tunisian actor and former footballer Dhafer L'Abidine poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Laila Elwi poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Laila Elwi poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actor Mostafa Fahmy poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actor Mostafa Fahmy poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Yosra poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Yosra poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Tara Emad poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)
Egyptian actress Tara Emad poses on the red carpet during the opening of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Sayed HASAN / AFP)