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‘Ad Astra’, the opening movie of El Gouna Film Festival

CAIRO – 16 September 2019: The American science fiction film "Ad Astra" will be the opening movie of the third edition of El Gouna Film Festival.
Astronaut Roy McBride, portrayed by Brad Pitt, travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father, a renegade scientist who poses a threat to humanity.
On his journey, McBride unravels a mystery that jeopardizes the survival of the entire planet. He discovers secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

"Ad Astra" had its world premiere at the 76th Venice Film Festival.
It is worth mentioning that the organizers of El Gouna Film Festival's third edition revealed granting Mohamed Henedy the Creative Achievement Award for his significant contribution to cinema.
The festival’s third edition is scheduled to run from September 19 -27. The festival's management decided granting Palestinian director Mai Masry the same award.
Masry is one of the most prominent Palestinian directors. She is known for her documentaries, which focus on women and children.
Through its various competitions and workshops El Gouna Film Festival continues to build on a number of collaborations it has initiated to empower Arab filmmakers, especially outside the Arab world, and promote projects and films at various stages to enhance co-production and distribution opportunities.



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