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Cairo International Film Festival Dedicates this Year’s Edition to Mariam Fakhr Eddine

Cairo International Film Festival Dedicates this Year's Edition to Mariam Fakhr Eddine

The 36th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), (November 9-18, 2014), dedicates this year’s edition to the
late veteran actress Mariam Fakhr Eddine, who passed away last week at the age of 81.

Fakhr Eddine
is one of the illustrious actresses of Egyptian cinema’s Golden Age who starred in more than 200 films and TV series since 1951 until her retirement in
2009.

Although known for her romantically docile characters, Fakhr Eddine went out of the shell and varied
her roles as she did not limit herself to only one genre and acted in music films with Farid Al-Atrash and Abdel Halim Hafez. Fakhr Eddine worked with Egypt’s notable auteurs and directors. Her extensive cinematic record
includes: “Ranet Khulkhal” by Mahmoud Zulfikar (1955); “La Anam” by Salah Abu Seif
(1957); “Hekayet Hob” by Helmy Halim (1959); “MalakWa Shaytan” by Kamal El Sheikh (1960); “Al Asfour” by Youssef Chahine (1972).

Mariam Fakhr Eddine’s name shall always standout as an important landmark in the history of Egyptian and Arab cinema.

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