The cinematographic work "Their Algeria" by Lina Soualem won the Best Arab Documentary Award in the 4th El Gouna film festival in Egypt, as well as a cash prize of $10,000. The documentary reveals the silent memory of an entire generation of Algerians in France. Through the film, Lina sheds light on the story of her grandparents’ separation, which is the main driver of the story.
Moroccan director and screenwriter El Hady Ould Mohand won the Grand Prize for the El Gouna Film Festival, which is being held on the sidelines of the fourth edition of the El Gouna Film Festival, for his feature-length fictional project “Life suits me well.”
The Palestinian artist, Ali Suleiman, won the El Gouna Star Award for Best Actor, on Friday evening, at the end of the fourth session of the El Gouna Film Festival.Soliman won the award presented by the Egyptian actress, Menna Shalaby, for his role in the movie “200 Meters”.
Ali Suleiman did not attend the festival’s closing ceremony, and the producer, Mai Odeh, and director Amin Nayfa received the award on his behalf.
It is noteworthy that the film “200 meters” by Amin Nayfeh won the “Cinema for Humanity” award at the fourth edition of the El Gouna Film Festival.
The Bosnian film “Where Do You Take Me, Aida” won the Best Feature Film Award from the El Gouna Film Festival, and a prize of 50 thousand dollars.
The Tunisian film “The Man Who Sold His Back” won the award for best Arab film at the El Gouna Festival, and a prize money of $ 30,000, directed by Kawthar Ben Hania. Director Ben Haniyeh presented the award to Syrian refugees.
The film “The Man Who Sold His Back” by Tunisian director Kawthar Ben Hania was chosen as the opening film for the fourth El Gouna Film Festival, after winning two prizes at the Venice Film Festival.
The site pointed out that the story of the film revolves around a Syrian young man who fled to Lebanon to escape the war in his country without an official residence, but he is struggling to obtain a travel visa to Europe where his beloved Abeer lives.
The Syrian young man intrudes on the opening ceremonies of art galleries in Beirut, where he meets the famous contemporary American artist Geoffrey Godfroy and concludes with him an agreement that will change his life forever.