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Menna Shalaby – Faten Hamama Excellence Award #CIFF41

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The renowned Egyptian actress honored with CIFF’s Faten Hamama Excellence Award.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews actress Menna Shalaby.

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An interview with the renowned and celebrated Egyptian actress Menna Shalaby, who was honoured with the Faten Hamama Excellence Award at the 2019 Cairo International Film Festival. In this interview, she talks about the beginnings of her interest in acting and her love of cinema. She also shares with us some anecdotes and stories from her acting studies and career, including her work with the great Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine, playing the lead on his last film Chaos from 2007. (The Faten Hamama award is granted every year to prominent Egyptian or international film figures for their lifetime contribution to enriching the Cinematographic Art.)


  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Menna Shalaby
  • Interviewee role
  • Festival section
    Faten Hamama Excellence Award
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