CIFF to Honor Harry Potter’s Star at Cairo Opera House

By: Nour El-Houda Fouad

CAIRO, Nov. 23 (SEE)- The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) will honor actor and director Ralph Fiennes, the Faten Hamama Award on Tuesday.

The CIFF 40th edition is currently taking place from November 20 to 29 at the Cairo Opera House.

Fiennes will be honored during the premiere of his latest movie “The White Crow.”

Arab Audience and filmmakers will have the chance to meet with the Oscars and British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) nominee during the event.

Fiennes is mostly recognized for his role in the Harry Potter movie series as “Lord Voldemort” and also as the veteran actor who has been acting and directing movies since the 1990s.

He is also known for “Quiz Show” in 1994, “The English Patient,” which was nominated in 1996 for 7 awards, “The Duchess” in 2008, as well as “The Hurt Locker” in 2009.

In 2011, Fiennes began his directing debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy Coriolanus in which he played the lead character.

He starred and directed “The invisible women” in 2013, in which he performed the role of Charles Dickens.

He took part in other major movies such as “Sky fall” in 2012, “Spectre” in 2015 and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” in 2014, in which he played the role of Monsieur Gustave.

Vines is currently preparing for his new movie “Holmes Watson” with Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly.

He is also starring in the “Antony and Cleopatra” by William Shakespeare on the national theatre up until January 2019.

The festival also honored British director and screenwriter Peter Greenaway the prestigious Faten Hamama Award in recognition of his film career as one of the world’s leading filmmakers.

Greenway will also give a lecture on mastering the movie industry for filmmakers in Cairo.

Moreover, Claude Lelouch, French filmmaker, and screenwriter has been honored for his film career as one of the leading directors and authors in the history of European cinema.

Lelouch is one of the founders of modern French cinema.

Translator: Taarek Refaat

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