Basra film selected for Cairo International Film Fest

Basra star Christine Solomon
Basra star Christine Solomon
The indie film Basra, which focuses on a unique perspective of the Iraq War, has been selected for official competition at The 32nd Cairo International Film Festival 2008, which runs from November 18-28, 2008. Basra follows an Egyptian photographer trying to find meaning in his own life, during the events leading up to the invasion of Irag in 2003.

The Ahmed Rachwan-directed film, stars Basem Samra, Yara Goubran, Eyad Nassar and Christine Solomon.

Basra also recently won a best cinematography award at the Spain Film Festival in Valencia.

Find out more about the Cairo International Film Festival at www.cairofilmfest.org.

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