YOSRA has realised more than a 100 long films with the best Egyptian directors, such as the prominent Youssef Chahine. Her career is almost as long as the Egyptian cinema. She has received more than 50 prestigious awards. She is also dedicated to several humanitarian organisations, and especially the United Nations. Here are a few minutes of a genuine interview…
You have received a lot of awards in your career, such as the « Lifetime Achievement in film award » awarded during the International Festival of Independent Film in Brussels.
What do you feel at that moment?
What is your best memory of 7e Art?
What does the status of being star mean to you? What are the positive and the negative aspects?
How do you recharge your batteries?
What kind of relationship do you maintain with the public and your fans?
If you had not been an actress, what kind of a career would you have liked to pursue?
Travelling is part of your life. Is it difficult?
Egyptian cinema is not very well know here. What could you say about it?
How is the Egyptian cinema evolving?
Adel Adeeb :
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supports creative initiatives.
An independent Egyptian film producer initiates an event at the Independent Film Festival in Brussels. Adel Adeeb, director and producer, represents the renewal of Egyptian cinema, launches a new project, which boosts the Belgian film industry in collaboration with Egypt. Adel Adeeb, who encourages simplicity and new initiatives creators invests 3 millions Euros.
PCould you tell us more about the Egyptian the pan-Arabic film market which we do not know about here in Europe?
What are the recent down to earth developments in Egyptian cinema ?
The success of the movie « L’immeuble Yacoubian » seems to have changed things in terms of production…
You seem willing to open a space of cinematographic bilateral exchanges between Europe – Belgium, being the first– and the Middle East…
How would you manage such a Business plan?
In real terms, how should these exchanges be put to practice?