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Egypt’s Gouna Film Festival to screen 16 International movies in October



The fourth annual Gouna Film Festival (GFF), which is scheduled to take place from October 23 to 31, will screen a total of 16 international films, according to festival’s Director Entishal al-Tamimi.

Tamimi added that the GFF will continue to select important movies to be included in the festival.

The festival’s Technical Director Amir Ramsis said that the “GFF insists on screening unique cinematic works in its fourth year, despite the coronavirus outbreak that represents a challenge to daily living.”

One of the features GFF will screen is the Italian-Swiss drama film “Bad Tales” (2020), written and directed by co-directors Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo.

The selection of “Bad Tales” came after it won the Silver Bear Award for best screenplay in the seventieth annual Berlin Film Festival.

In an earlier interview, GFF’s chief operating officer Bushra Roza said that since the coronavirus outbreak has caused several film festivals to be postponed, this year’s GFF will serve as a positive beacon to people worldwide.

This year’s festival will be held at the Gouna Convention and Culture Center, which is built on 8,000 square meters of open space, she added. The festival provides an extraordinary cinematic and cultural experience via open and enclosed spaces, as well as its virtual CineGouna Platform.

The festival’s first priority is to ensure the safety of its guests, Roza said. It is therefore implementing coronavirus measures set by the Ministry of Health.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm