Tunisia – 33rd Carthage Film Festival kicks off in Tunisia
Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Source: A24 Tunis
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The 33rd edition of the Carthage Film Festival kicked off yesterday, with the participation of 72 countries, including 17 Arab countries and 23 African countries.
This session will run until November 5 themed “Unfold”. The session will host the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a guest of honor to present and discuss seven films.
Moroccan cinema was honored to open this session by presenting the world premiere of the feature documentary “Fatima Sultana, the Unforgettable” directed by Mohamed Abdel Rahman Tazi.
Soundbite (Syrian actress – Mona Wassef, guest of honor of the festival):
“Three years ago, I was filming the series Kingdoms of Fire in the city of Hammamet. As for attending festivals, I have not been there for a while. I shot a movie in Saudi Arabia called “My Walks. I know Saudi Arabia now has film, TV, and theater productions. I hope they get in.”
Soundbite (Artist Raouf Ben Omar – Tunisian actor):
“The history of this ancient festival dates back more than 40 years. It is characterized as an Arab-African festival.
African participation always seems intense and African openness to films is beginning to increase. It is an opportunity to meet loved ones, directors, actors and friends in the Arab and African world.”
Soundbite (Actress Shakira Al-Rammah – Drama Teacher):
“The Carthage Film Festival is the true guide to Tunisian cinema. Many professionals and the public are waiting to see the films. What distinguishes the Carthage Film Festival is the large audience. It is an opportunity for us to meet filmmakers and share experiences and knowledge.”
Soundbite (Fathi Al-Akari – Drama Teacher):
“I wonder how the cinematographer in Tunisia is so important. In the past, groups of young people came to watch films, especially the cinema of the south. I think everyone is looking for stardom, no matter what message the business represents. It seems to me that our presence in the cinema no longer implies the concept of necessity, but rather that, as filmmakers, we no longer represent a necessity, but an additional thing.”