Film Clinic to Begin Production on the British-Egyptian Film Luxor
Producer Mohamed Hefzy's Film Clinic has signed a co-production agreement with Film Factory and Front Row Entertainment for British- Egyptian film Luxor by the British writer/ director Zeina Durra.
Set in Egypt, the film follows the birth of a love story between a foreign doctor and an archaeologist under the warm sun of the ancient city of Luxor..
In addition to Hefzy and Durra, the film crew has been joined by the BAFTA winner and Oscar nominated Paul Webster in his capacity as the film's Executive Producer. Luxor is headlined by British star Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), French-Lebanese star Karim Saleh (Vice), and Egyptian star Shereen Reda (Photocopy).
Luxor is the second feature film by director Zeina Durra after The Imperialists Are Still Alive that landed its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Commenting on her new film, Luxor, Durra says, "Through Luxor, I want to make a film that takes the audience to a wonderful place and a great love story. That doesn't make us run away from reality, but it is present in the film and creates space for hope and recovery too."
About the new film project, Hefzy comments, "Luxor is a promising international film project and this makes it an important experiment for the Egyptian film industry. In addition to its artistic value, it will promote Egyptian culture and civilization through its events that take place in the most important archaeological city in the world."
Film Clinic was founded in 2005 by renowned Producer/Screenwriter Mohamed Hefzy as a production company that offers screenwriting workshops and specializes in producing feature and documentary films. While targeting all types of audiences in the Egyptian, Arab and international markets, Film Clinic is known for supporting young talented filmmakers, making innovative films as a creative alternative to commercial films in the Arab film industry.
Film Clinic co-produced Egyptian, Arab and international feature films that went on to win more than 150 awards at over 350 international film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, Cairo international Film Festival, and Carthage Film Festival. Three of its film productions got selected as Egypt's official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign-Language Film, and they are Clash and Sheikh Jackson, and most recently Yomeddine. Film Clinic made a number of box-office hits, including Sameer, Shaheer & Baheer (2010), Banat El A'am (2012), Excuse My French (2014) and Hepta: The Last Lecture (2016). Film Clinic's latest co-productions are Gunshot (2018), Ras El Sana (2019), and the British-Egyptian film Luxor.