Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

The Virgin, the Copts and Me (La Vierge, les Coptes et Moi)

Arab Feature Competition

Namir Abdel Messeeh / Feature Documentary / France / 2011 / 85 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Arabic, French / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Religion, Family, Identity
World Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


Namir is a French filmmaker of Egyptian origin. One day he watches a videotape of the Virgin Mary’s apparition in Egypt with his mother who, like millions of other Copts, (Egypt’s Christians) sees the Virgin on the screen while he sees nothing. Skeptical about the videotape, Namir travels back to Egypt, to make a film about the bizarre occurrence of these apparitions.

About the Directors

Born in 1974, Namir Abdel Messeeh lived his early childhood in Upper Egypt. He is currently based in France where he obtained a masters in cinema at the University of Paris VII and studied directing at La Femis. He directed two short fiction films before exploring more personal questions through his short documentary “You, Waguih”.


Namir Abdel Messeeh
Namir Abdel Messeeh , Nathalie Najem, Anne Paschetta
Namir Abdel Messeeh
Isabelle Manquillet
Nicolas Duchene
Oweda Films
Namir Abdel Messeeh, Siham Abdel Messeeh

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