Actress Hend Sabry Is Set to Join The Venice Film Festival Jury Panel

Hayley Kadrou   |   29 - 07 - 2019

For the 76th Venice Film Festival, Tunisian-Egyptian actress Hend Sabry will take a seat on the jury panel of the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film.

It was announced today that award-winning actress Hend Sabry, known for roles such as Ola in the Egyptian television drama Ayza Atgawiz, will be taking up a new position to add to her already impressive career history.

 

Sabry will join the jury panel for the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film at the 76th Venice Film Festival, making her the first female Arab filmmaker to do so.

 

When the news broke, she took to Instagram to share her joy with her fans and followers, saying she felt proud at the appointment and letting on that her participation in the festival will coincide with the screening of her latest film, The Blue Elephant Pt 2.

 

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فخورة باختياري ضمن لجنة تحكيم مسابقة افضل عمل أول بمهرجان فينسيا السينمائي الدولي وازداد فخري عندما علمت أن رئيس اللجنة المخرج الكبير امير كوستاريكا والمخرجة الإيطالية انطوانيتا ليلو التي ترشحت للأسد الذهبي في المهرجان نفسه عام ١٩٩٧. وسعيدة أن يتزامن هذا النجاح مع عرض فيلمي #الفيل_الأزرق2 وتحقيقه ردود فعل طيبة في كل الدول العربية التي يعرض فيها. اتمنى أن اكون سفيرة جيدة للفن العربي في اقدم مهرجان سينمائي في العالم وواحد من أهم ثلاثة مهرجانات سينمائية على الاطلاق. #هند_صبري #HendSabry #hendsabri# #mostracinemavenezia #venicefilmfestival

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The step forward from the film industry comes after Lebanese film director Nadine Labaki became the first-ever Arab person to take on the position of president of the Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes Filme Festival in 2019.

 

Congratulations are definitely in order for the talent.

 

Credit: Instagram/hendsabri

Credit: Instagram/hendsabri

 

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