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31 Silent Encounters

Canadian Premiere

31 Silent Encounters

Marianne Fahmy

Egypt | 2016 | 8 min
English, Arabic |
Subtitles: English
This film is part of Joyce Joumaas Carte Blanche, co-presented with MOMENTA Biennale de l’image and with the support of the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

A non-linear conversation based on love letters written in Egypt in the 1950’s between a communist activist in prison and his wife. Social and political problems begin to emerge over the couple’s feelings, just as the realization of turning points in history erases every trace of nostalgia.
Overview of some festivals: 
The Night of Ideas, Institut Francais Cairo, Egypt (2019)
Dar Bach Hamba, Tunis, Tunisia (2019)
Havana Biennale, Cuba (2019)
Dak’Art Biennale, Senegal (2018)
Kino der Kunst film festival, Munich, Germany (2017)
Director Marianne Fahmy

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Marianne Fahmy

Marianne Fahmy

Marianne Fahmy lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt. She earned her BA in Painting before studying at Mass Alexandria independent art program in 2016. Marianne works with installation and film. Her focus is on narratives of people, architecture and language, where she finds possibility for creative additions, that transform prescribed conventional narratives into a boundless by time artwork.
In conversation with scientists and urban planners, she adds believability to the fabricated narratives she creates, where she combines science, historical events and myth to imagine a future society to come.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
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