CAIRO, SEP 12 (SEE) – El-Gouna Film Festival will take place from 20 to 28 September in the Red Sea resort, with 80 films to be screened, including 11 world premieres.
Thirty-eight countries are represented by the films being screened, but this year will see a particularly strong presence from French cinema, with over 29 of the 80 films produced by French movie-makers.
The second edition of the festival will also honour Egyptian director Dawoud Abdel Sayed and Tunisian producer Dora Bouchoucha, for their achievements.
This year also marks the tenth anniversary of the passing of legendary Egyptian director Youssef Chahine, as well as the 100th anniversary of the birth of acclaimed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.
A concert conducted by maestro Hesham Gabr will be held on 23 September celebrating the best-known music from Chahine’s films, arranged by Gabr, in addition to original pieces.