Inaugural Egyptian film festival has true global reach



IN VOLATILE times, launching a new film festival is an enterprise that can only be considered an act of defiant optimism.
Thus it is with Eqypt’s El Gouna Film Festival, masterminded by the highly respected critic and programmer of Arab cinema, Intishal Al Timimi.
If the celeb count is anything to go by, the inaugural festival was a resounding success — the likes of Forest Whitaker, Dylan McDermott, Michael Madsen, Emmanuelle Beart and Vanessa Williams along with filmmakers from Egypt and the Arab world were in attendance.
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11 October 2017 in Regional, Views: 54
Source: Morning Star
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