The Luxor African Cinema Festival kicked off its tenth session on Friday evening, with the removal of the technical paragraphs accompanying the opening, taking into account the grief caused by the killing of 32 people in Egypt and the injury of dozens in the collision between the two trains. this happened hours ago.
Luxor African Cinema Festival opened its tenth session at the Karnak Temple on March 26, with a minute’s silence to the souls of the martyrs who were martyred in the collision of two trains in Sohag Governorate. The festival’s director and director Sayed Fouad and the festival’s director Azza al-Husseini mourn the lives of the victims.
Later, after the announcers Tasnim Rabeh and Maryam Al-Farjani presented the opening ceremony in Arabic and French, the festival chairman Sayed Fouad made his speech by thanking President Abdulfettah El-Sisi for directing him to the Ministry. Culture and Dr. By reaching its tenth session today, Inas Abdel-Dayem overcame the challenges of this session this year, for sponsoring the festival, and also thanking all the sponsors and all those who have contributed since the festival’s inception.
Festival Director Azza Al-Husseini welcomed the festival team for their belief in ideas and dreams, wishing that the cinema would open its doors again.
After that, the activities of the festival began with film screenings and symposiums for awards, including Egyptian actress Nadia El-Gendy, Egyptian actor Mohy Ismail and Egyptian actor Samir Sabry.
Egyptian actress Nadia El-Gendy spoke in the presence of Egyptian actor Mahmud Hamida and director Magdy Ahmed Ali at the symposium held as part of the festival, “I thank the festival for honoring me and I am proud of this honor. I wish them success, I decided to come and support the festival, especially because it supports our relations with African countries in every festival that shows, adds and shows that Egypt has a culture, civilization and art. We are proud of the festival and it is a proud for our country. “
And he continued: “As promotion and success in art is due to the love of the profession, there are many stops in my career, and if you do not like art for your age, this is a difficult equation and you love art.I don’t like a partner and I sacrificed for the sake of art, but it gave me a lot and I do not regret depriving me of certain things because love The crowd compensated me a lot. “
“My life started with boring roles and their blood was short but they served me in the arts and gave me an experience where I could stand in front of the camera, especially since I started making art at the age of 13. For years and more than 10 years I had the ambition to achieve what I wanted in art and for Egyptian stars to work in Lebanon. I did not despair after the period they went there and this affected the cinema and I opened a fashion boutique. I was waiting for the opportunity I wanted and I believed it would come because art was always my thought. “
And she continued: “I was offered a small role in Miramar and the director Kamal El Sheikh told me: Hit me Shadia, but I didn’t agree. She said that the scene should look like you’re eating her, and she has already entered so that my nails leave marks on her body. I swallowed it, so I regretted it and told him that the director wanted me to do it. ”Because of my success in this role, international writer Naguib Mahfouz asked me and especially the issue caught the attention of the public and critics at that time, as it came with the show of the TV series Al-Dawama.
Stating that he decided not to accept small roles from now on and wanted to enter the production field, producer Jamal Al-Laithi told me that it was an exhibition film and I was very happy to give it. a trophy light bulb to me, because it has all the abilities a star looks like and thanks to that I can get all the energy as a player and then I paid 1500 pounds.
He added: “Some doubted my success and said that I succeeded because the movie was an entertainer and dancing, so I decided to challenge and act in the movie Shawq and I was featured with a galabiya throughout the movie and then I made the movie Yalı. Yali and I were tired of the production because a lot. And he needed a lot of focus. He revealed that he married Muhtar and decided that the production was made for him, and his start was with the movie Al-Batiniya, despite the difficulty, but he was enthusiastic and started producing work.
About the title of star of the masses, he said: “ People started it and I didn’t give myself a title, and my fans, my job, and my success at the box office gave me the title.
The artist, one of the honor names of the festival, expressed his happiness at the beginning of the symposium of Samir Sabry.
With his presence and honor at the Luxor Festival, he attended another session where he attended the festival for the first time, his friend the late artist Nur al-Sharif’s last film in Cairo in 2015, and also honored the late Jamil Ratib. He emphasized that the Festival is very important for African cinema and that it has witnessed the birth and development of the festival in recent years.
Sabry announced at the festival that he proposed a week to market the Egyptian film in Africa and that his proposal was accepted by the festival president and director.
In its tenth session, Samir Sabry expressed his happiness to be honored by the festival, emphasizing the importance of African cinema, and emphasized that there are those who remember him for this honor and feel that his art and media career is not in vain.
Artist Mahmud Hamida said: “I watched the films of Samir Sabry long ago and added song and media elements to his representative activity, and I would follow him when he spoke in public forums or seminars and other things he just saw him radiate joy and the history of cinema and Arabic songs. “He is a non-Arab, very broad culture, but on a personal level he filled my life with joy and optimism.”