The opening night of El Gouna Film Festival saw the biggest celebrities in the Arab entertainment industry walk the red carpet in their most dapper suits and glamorous gowns. We caught up with some of the A-listers to ask them about this year’s event.
“El Gouna Film Festival is cool and chic,” says former BAZAAR cover star Yasmine Sabri. “There is always a lot of diversity here, from an exhibition on Ihsan Abdel Quddous to the Japanese films being screened.”
“I love it when everyone from different Arab countries come together, adds Tara Emad. “It is an honour to be part of the festival.”
Arwa Gouda also stopped to chat. “I love Ghouna because I get to watch movies that aren’t very mainstream,” she told us. “Another very important thing about the festival is CineGouna. This is where directors, producers, scriptwriters, and actors meet together in one place to discuss their ideas and future collaborations. For example if a project is already in the making but needs more funding, it will be shown to the audience and anyone can decide to contribute to the fund. The festival wholeheartedly supports the film industry.”
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