Egypt’s El-Gouna movie fest postponed as a result of ‘international challenges’

Egypt’s nascent El-Gouna Movie Competition has postponed its sixth version to 2023, organizers mentioned citing “international challenges”, in a rustic hit arduous by rising costs for the reason that Ukraine struggle. Organizers didn’t specify a brand new date for the occasion, which was initially scheduled for October, solely saying in an Instagram put up that it could be subsequent yr.

Billionaire tycoon Samih Sawiris established the competition in 2017, internet hosting the Arab world’s glitterati yearly within the Pink Sea resort of El-Gouna, itself a creation of the Sawiris clan, Egypt’s richest household.

Earlier editions have welcomed the likes of Forest Whitaker and Owen Wilson. Final yr’s iteration noticed controversy escape after the movie “Feathers”-winner of the grand prize on the Cannes Critics Week-was accused of tarnishing Egypt’s popularity. – AFP



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