The artist, Rania Farid Shawqi, revealed during her meeting on the Seventh Day TV at the opening of the Alexandria Film Festival for the Mediterranean countries, the reason for her distance from cinema, where she said cinema is either presented properly or not, and as long as I present works that receive the approval of people, I do not care if it is cinema or television. or theatre.
And Rania Farid Shawky continued, “The cinema, of course, at the present time has many problems, including the lack of production. In the past, there was Farid Shawqi, Faten Hamama, Layla Murtad, and a large number of stars presenting various films of up to 50 films a year, but now production does not exceed 20 films, and the good in them About four or five films, so I hope to see the cinema again.
Actress Rania Farid Shawky attended the opening of the 37th session of the Alexandria Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries, headed by critic Prince Abaza under the slogan “Cinema for Life”, a session named after the great director Ali Badrakhan, and Greece is the guest of honor for this session.
The ceremony witnessed the honoring of director Ali Badrakhan, the name of the late writer Kawthar Haikal, critic Khairiya Al-Bishlawi, artist Khaled Al-Sawy, director Omar Abdel Aziz, artist Salwa Khattab, cinematographer Tariq Al-Telmisani and writer Youssef Maati.
The festival management announced the jury of the Mediterranean feature film competition, which is chaired by Italian producer Ingrid Leal Houghton, and includes Spanish actress Carlanito, Syrian director Joud Said, Egyptian director Sameh Abdel Aziz and French director Olivier Cosimac.
The competition for feature films for the Mediterranean countries includes 13 films: the French “Juan”, the Spanish “This Was Life”, the Moroccan “Anato”, the French “The Night is Our Place”, the Egyptian “Wish El Qafs”, the Greek “Express Eskopelitz” and the Moroccan “Morgana”. , the Syrian “Back to the Wall”, the Lebanese “Youssef”, “These Dark Nights” from Bosnia, “Lions on the Way to Venice” from Albania, “The Dead End” from Slovenia and “Free Swim to Montenegro” from Albania.
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