AIWFF’s Best 100 Films on Women in Arab Cinema

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Aswan International Women's Film Festival was founded in 2017 by Egyptian screenwriter Mohamed Abdel Khalek and has quickly become one of Egypt's premier film events.

On it's 5th edition they announced a list of the 100 best films on women throughout the history of Egyptian and Arab cinema, chosen by 70 Egyptian and Arab film critics.

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    Samt el qusur

    1994 — a.k.a. The Silences of the Palace, in 5 top lists Check
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    Orid hallan

    1975 — a.k.a. I Want a Solution, in 0 top lists Check
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    El Towk Wa El Eswera

    1986, in 1 top list Check
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    Ahlam Hind we Kamilia

    1989 — a.k.a. Dreams of Hind and Camilia, in 1 top list Check
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    Doa al karawan

    1959 — a.k.a. The Curlew's Cry, in 3 top lists Check
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    El haram

    1965 — a.k.a. The Sin, in 2 top lists Check
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    Zawgat Ragoul Mohem

    1987 — a.k.a. The Wife of an Important Man, in 1 top list Check
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    Yom mor... yom helw

    1988, in 1 top list Check
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    Arak el-balah

    1998 — a.k.a. Date Wine, in 1 top list Check
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    Ard el ahlam

    1993 — a.k.a. Land of Dreams, in 0 top lists Check
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    Al-zawja al-thaniya

    1967 — a.k.a. The Second Wife, in 1 top list Check
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    Fatat el masnaa

    2013 — a.k.a. Factory Girl, in 0 top lists Check
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    Afwah wa araneb

    1977 — a.k.a. Mouths and Rabbits, in 0 top lists Check
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    Shey min el khouf

    1969, in 1 top list Check
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    Maowid ala ashaa

    1981, in 0 top lists Check
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    Sukkar banat

    2007 — a.k.a. Caramel, in 1 top list Check
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    Ehky ya Scheherazade

    2009 — a.k.a. Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story, in 0 top lists Check
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    Ahlam el-madina

    1984 — a.k.a. Dreams of the City, in 1 top list Check
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    Ya Donia Ya Gharami

    1996, in 0 top lists
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    Ana hurra

    1958 — a.k.a. I Am Free, in 0 top lists Check
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    Al-khoroug lel-nahar

    2012 — a.k.a. Coming Forth by Day, in 1 top list Check
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    El bab el maftuh

    1964, in 0 top lists Check
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    Ahla al awkat

    2004 — a.k.a. The Best of Times, in 0 top lists Check
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    Emberatoriet meem

    1972, in 0 top lists Check
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    Adam

    2019, in 0 top lists
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    Djamilah

    1958 — a.k.a. Jamila, the Algerian, in 0 top lists Check
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    Leilet al quabd al Fatma

    1984, in 0 top lists Check
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    No Consolation for Women

    1979, in 0 top lists
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    Urs al-jalil

    1987 — a.k.a. Wedding in Galilee, in 4 top lists Check
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    Wadjda

    2012, in 3 top lists Check
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    Capharnaüm

    2018 — a.k.a. Capernaum, in 6 top lists
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    Shabab emraa

    1956 — a.k.a. The Leech, in 1 top list Check
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    Rih al awras

    1966 — a.k.a. The Winds of the Aures, in 1 top list Check
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    Al-raii wa al nesaa

    1991, in 0 top lists Check
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    Miramar

    1969, in 0 top lists
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    Marti, mudir aam

    1966 — a.k.a. My Wife, the Director General, in 0 top lists Check
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    Asrar el-banaat

    2001 — a.k.a. A Girl's Secret, in 0 top lists Check
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    Fi shaket Masr El Gedeeda

    2007, in 0 top lists Check
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    Chafika et Metwal

    1979, in 0 top lists Check
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    Nawara

    2015, in 0 top lists
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    Et maintenant on va où?

    2011 — a.k.a. Where Do We Go Now?, in 2 top lists Check
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    Afwan Ayoha Al Qanoon

    1985, in 0 top lists
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    Al-boustaguy

    1968 — a.k.a. The Postman, in 2 top lists Check
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    Chateh al aftal ad-daï'ne

    1991 — a.k.a. The Beach of Lost Children, in 1 top list Check
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    Withered Green

    2016, in 0 top lists Check
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    Poupées de roseau

    1981, in 0 top lists Check
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    Banat wist el-balad

    2005 — a.k.a. Downtown Girls, in 0 top lists Check
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    Yadon ilaheyya

    2002 — a.k.a. Divine Intervention, in 6 top lists Check
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    3000 Layla

    2015 — a.k.a. 3000 Nights, in 0 top lists Check
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    El tarik el masdud

    1958 — a.k.a. The Barred Road, in 0 top lists Check
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Last updated on Aug 18, 2021; source