Cairo Cinema Festival honors Hannan Turk
The Fourteenth Annual Cairo Cinema Festival will honor Egyptian actor Hannan Turk and singer Mohammad Muneer for their outstanding performances in the film “Dunia” (World).
The organizing committee of the festival made their decision before the film’s screening, scheduled for December 3, reported the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat.
Muneer decided to enter the acting world once more in “Dunia,” written and directed by Joe Sileen Saab.
In the film, Muneer portrays the role of a singer/poet who meets a young lady played by Hanan. She decides to leave her family to pursue her dream of performing in Cairo.
Muneer believes that his comeback to the cinema will bolster his career, and he described his role as being very close to his character in real life. The film includes musical performances by Muneer.
On a similar note, Tunisian singer Latifa has welcomed her nomination for a leading role alongside Muneer in a new musical film.
The film is Muneer’s biography, depicting his journey through the entertainment world.
Per Muneer’s request, the film will be directed by Jocelyn Saab.