Amr Waked on Red Carpet in CIFF - Egypt Today
CAIRO – 5 November 2017: The opening ceremony of Carthage International Film Festival took place on November 4; screening “Ketaba ala Thalg” (Writing on Snow) as the opening film of the 28th edition of the festival.
The movie screening was attended by the famous Egyptian actor Amr Waked, veteran Syrian actor Ghassan Massoud, and Palestinian actress Areen Omari. The famous Palestinian director Rashid Masharawi went on stage directly after his film screening to talk about all the details pertaining to shooting “Ketaba ala Thalg.”
After Masharawi finished his speech, both Massoud and Waked went on stage to receive loud applauses from all attendees. Omari called Masharawi her dear lifetime friend. They went on stage and greeted the audience as well.
The film is an attempt to deal with ideological, political, and geographic divisions in Palestine, and the Arab world through portraying people who believe they know the truth, rejecting the idea of coexistence despite the difference. These characters believe that coexistence would neutralize all segments of society with their ideological differences into one segment with one ideology; that ideology being the one suitable for achieving their desired gains.