Moroccan Int’l Film Fest to Honor Omar Sharif
The 1st Moroccan International Film Festival will honor three international stars: French director Claude Lelouch, British director John Boorman and Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, according to the Arabic daily Al Sharq Al Awsat.
Lelouch will be honored next Saturday in a ceremony that will include clips from the new film And Now Ladies and Gentlemen, while Boorman will be honored next Sunday and his film The Tailor of Panama will be screened on the occasion.
Omar Sharif will be honored on Monday and his film Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean, will be screened during the ceremony.
The honoring ceremonies will be attended by renowned cinema stars including Claudia Cardinale, Anok Emeigh, Patricia Kas and Alisandra Marteneze, in addition to Yousef Shahin and Hussein Fahmi, the head of Cairo International Film Festival.
The festival will be inaugurated on September 28 by screening the film Sukout Hansawar (Quit, We Will Shoot) directed by Yousef Shahin.
The concluding day will witness the screening of the French film Toska, directed by Bonwa Jacco.
The festival will offer five awards for feature films, in a contest in which eight films will compete. These include Al Ahad Inshallah (Sunday, God Willing), by Algerian director Yaminah Bin Kiki; This Is Life, by French director Jean Pierre Amrice; The Colony, by Spanish director Alex Deoux Laglisia; The Image of the Mirror, by Taiwanese director Ya Shwan Hisaw; The Skipped, by American director Tom Mclogline; and Muna Saber, by Iraqi director Abdel Hayy Al Iraqi – Albawaba.com