Egypt’s Asser Yassin will serve as a jury member in El Gouna Film Festival’s feature film competition

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Sun, 11 Oct 2020 - 01:59 GMT

File: Asser Yassin.

File: Asser Yassin.

CAIRO – 11 October 2020: Egypt’s Asser Yassin will serve as a jury member in El Gouna Film Festival’s feature film competition.

 

From engineering classes at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and onto the university’s stage, Yassin was spotted by director Khairy Beshara. 

 

But he has come a long way from AUC productions, and has since become one of the leading Egyptian actors on both the small and the big screens. 

 

Through a diverse portfolio, Yassin has proved he is an artist of many talents, from one of his first challenging roles in "Zay El Naharda" (Like Today) in 2008, where he played the role of a drug addict who made us both love and hate him, and all the way to his latest series "30 Youm" (30 Days), where he so meticulously showed us the drastic changes of his character throughout the month. 

 

In between, he perfected a stutter in "Rasayel El Bahr" (Messages from the Sea) in 2010 and then showed us his comic abilities in "Bebo w Beshir" in 2011. 

 

Always a hard worker seeking new challenges, Yassin has also been assuming the director’s chair, working first in 2016 on the video clip of Abu’s "Ahwak" (I Love You) song, featuring a retro vibe evoking old Agamy days on the beaches of North Coast’s Marassi, and also the video clip for Wust El Balad song "El Ekhtelaf El Motalef" (Our Familiar Differences). 

 

His latest work as a director has created quite the social media buzz, featuring an unconventional storyline and a rather quirky vibe. 

 

Yassin's  movie "Turab el Mass" (Diamond Dust) achieved a huge success. 

 

 

 

 

Yassin will play the leading role in the Arabic version of the widely popular series “Suits”.

 

The series will be written by Mohamed Amien Rady and directed by Khaled Marie.

 

Egyptian superstars Yousra and Asser Yassin co-stared in the Egyptian movie ‘’ Saheb el Makam’’ which was released in July 30 on Shahid digital platform, few days preceding Eid el Adha. 

 

 

Yousra appears throughout the events of the film to Yassin who embodies the role of a wealthy businessman, in the form of a spirit and chases him. 

 

Beside Yassin and Yousra, the movie stars Amina Khalil, Riham Abdel Gahfour, Bayoumi Fouad, Nesrine Amin among others. ‘’ Saheb el Makam’’ is written by Ibrahim Eissa, directed by Mando el Adl and produced by Ahmed el Sobky. 

 

Yassin achieved booming success through embodying Omar character in his highly successful Ramadan series ‘’100 Wesh’’.

 

“100 Wesh” or “La Casa de Bolaq’’ as viewers on social media have branded it, likening it to Le Casa de Papel, was the funniest offering this Ramadan. 

 

Sokkar and Omar come from two different worlds but have a common goal: to be millionaires, as is clear from the theme song of the series which has become very popular. 

 

Though the two swindlers each have their own ways of pulling off cons, they decide to come together and use their criminal skills to work on a number of jobs. 

 

The series was a very simple comedy that is free of any complications or sophisticated plot turns, and you don’t have to concentrate much on its tiny details to understand its sequence. 

 

But what’s made the series so appealing from the very first episode is that it houses two huge and popular stars, each of them used to playing the leading role and who have stepped completely out of their comfort zones and are not even comedians!

 

In 2019, the International Organisation for Migration in Egypt (IOM) appointed Egyptian stars Nelly Karim and Asser Yassin as goodwill ambassadors for the organisation. 

 

Under the theme The Culture of Dreams, GFF is unveiled the official posters designed for its upcoming 4th edition.  

 

El Gouna, the anchor of the festival, rolls out the red carpet this year for its spectacular and visionary landmark edifice, the Gouna Conference and Culture Center (GCCC).

 

The poster is indeed inspired by the design of the Gouna Conference and Culture Center, which features an elegant series of barrel vaults enclosing the auditorium with a shaded perimeter layer where the inside and outside merge, creating an atmosphere of transcendent inspiration.

 

For this edition, the choice of visuals in the posters represent the wide spectrum of voices and talents that bring the MENA region dreams to life in the form of inspired artistic works. 

 

In these uncertain times, GFF has risen to the challenges and reimagined its 4th edition to safeguard the health of all participants, adapt its venues and procedures to the new global reality, and still inspire and encourage artists to stay dreaming.

 

The festival is set to take place in the Red Sea town of El Gouna from October 23 to 31, 2020, while the activities of CineGouna Platform (CGP)—the industry arm of the festival—will be held from October 25 to 29, 2020. 

 

 

 

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