Cairo International Film Festival

Marianne Khoury – Let’s Talk #CIFF41

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The director talks about her new personal documentary.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Marianne Khoury, director of the film Let’s Talk.

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An interview with filmmaker Marianne Khoury, whose new film Let’s Talk was presented in the official competition of the 2019 Cairo International Film Festival. This is a very personal documentary where Khoury shares with the audience a lot of the history of her own family through a series of conversations that she filmed, including some with her uncle, the famous Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine. In this chat, Khoury talks about working on this movie and shares with us her habit of filming things from her life. We also ask her about how her family reacted to her intentions of making a documentary where many personal aspects of their lives were shared with a wide audience. Khoury also talks about the importance of cinema in her life, and we end it with a few words on Zawya, the first Egyptian arthouse cinema, which she founded.

Let’s Talk: What begins as a conversation between the director and her daughter, evolves into a discussion about motherhood, responsibility, and what it means to be a family member, especially when it has given birth to the most famous Egyptian film directors, Youssef Chahine.

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  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Marianne Khoury
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Let's Talk
  • Festival section
    Official Competition
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