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AFP: Egypt festival launches barrage against Israeli film

AFP: Egypt festival launches barrage against Israeli film

An Egyptian film festival has rejected an Israeli production and threatened to boycott any Arab moviefest that breaks a taboo on admitting films from the Jewish state. Organisers of the Cairo International Film Festival, which opens next month, have loudly opposed an application by Eran Kolirin‘s “The Band’s Visit,” a fictional tale of an Egyptian police band that gets stranded in Israel. Alain Navarro reports.

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