Marianne Khoury

Marianne Khoury

Director, Producer, Screenplay


Marianne Khoury is an accomplished filmmaker and director from Egypt. She has a strong passion for telling stories that explore the female experience and empowering women to take control of their own lives.

Marianne was born in Cairo in 1974 and studied at the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo. She has worked as a writer, director, producer, and editor on numerous projects, including documentaries, short films, and feature films.

Marianne has received international recognition for her work. Her most recent film, “The Mice Room”, was selected as the opening night film at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Best International Narrative Feature Award at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Marianne is passionate about using her films to explore social issues, and she has been recognized for her efforts to empower women. Her debut feature film, “Asmaa”, won the Special Jury Prize at the Dubai International Film Festival. The film follows a young woman suffering from HIV/AIDS in rural Egypt, and is based on the true story of an HIV patient.

Marianne has also directed and produced several other films, including “Habibi”, “The Man Who Sold the World”, and “The Square”. In addition to her work in film, she is also a lecturer at the American University in Cairo and has written and directed several plays.

Marianne is an inspiration to many women in the Middle East. She is an advocate for female empowerment and gender equality, and her work has been instrumental in raising awareness about the issues that affect women in the region. Her work has been praised for its courage and originality, and her message of hope and resilience resonates with many.