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'The Mountain Between Us' to open up CIFF

Tue, Nov. 21, 2017
CAIRO – 21 November 2017: The

39th Cairo International Film Festival

, starting on Tuesday November 21 and running until Thursday November 30, will kick off with a film screening of the survival drama "The Mountain Between Us."

Starring

Kate Winslet

and Idris Elba, the film is directed by Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assad. This drama adventure story follows two strangers who find themselves the survivors of a plane crash in the harsh wilderness of a snowy mountain. With rescue looking more and more unlikely, the pair must learn to work together. As they grow closer, a passionate bond begins to develop between them. "The Mountain Between Us" was released on October 6, 2017.

Abu-Assad is a Palestinian/Dutch filmmaker born in Israel, and is best known as the director of two Oscar-nominated films, 2005’s "Paradise Now" and 2013’s "Omar."
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