The film is part of the festival lineup of 15 films that will screen at 96 film theatres across 80 cities from July 3-11.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has selected Luxor, an Egyptian-Emirati-British film directed by Zeina Durra and produced by Mohamed Hefzy, to screen at the film festival. The film is selected among the festival’s lineup of 15 films that will screen at 96 film theatres across 80 cities from July 3-11.
Written and directed by Zeina Durra, Luxor follows the story of British aid worker Hana who returns to the ancient city of Luxor and comes across Sultan, a talented archaeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.
Luxor stars British actress Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), French-Lebanese star Karim Saleh (Vice), and Egyptian star Shereen Reda (Photocopy), Michael Landes, Salima Ikram and Shahira Fahmy.
Luxor is a co-production of Film Clinic, in association with Film Factory and Front Row Filmed Entertainment, which distributes the film in the Arab world, while Totem Films handles its international sales, and Creative Artists Agency handles its distribution in North America. The film is executive produced by the BAFTA award winner and Oscar nominee Paul Webster.
Film Clinic was founded in 2005 by renowned Producer/Screenwriter Mohamed Hefzy as a production company that offers screenwriting workshops and specialises in producing feature and documentary films.
Film Clinic’s repertoire includes a number of box-office hits, including Sameer, Shaheer & Baheer (2010), Banat El A’am (2012), Excuse My French (2014) and Hepta: The Last Lecture (2016). Film Clinic’s latest co-productions are Gunshot (2018), Ras El Sana (2019), and the British-Egyptian film Luxor.