The Red Sea International Film Festival announced today that Egyptian cinema icon Yousra will receive Gold Yusr Honorary Awards at the opening ceremony of the Festivals’ second edition in Jeddah on the Eastern shore of the Red Sea.
Along with acclaimed British director Guy Ritchie and King Khan -- Indian actor and producer Shah Rukh Khan -- the Festival will honor the three outstanding talents to recognize their exceptional contribution to the film industry. The Festival is set to run from 1-10 December and will present 131 feature films and shorts from 61 countries in 41 languages from both established and emerging talent.
Yousra is an actress, a singer, one megastar as well as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is glamour personified and her presence at an event guarantees its success.
The iconic cinematic legend is one of the most recognizable names in the entire Region and has been gracing the silver screen for more than 50 years. Since the 1970s, Yousra has starred in some of the most important films in the history of Egyptian cinema, appearing in over 100 films. Her roles in films and TV series are trailblazing and continue to influence and inspire generations to this day.
Mohammed Al Turki; CEO of the RedSeaIFF commented: “Superstar Egyptian actress Yousra is one of cinema’s leading ladies, a dedicated activist, and an important cultural figure in the Arab world. Together with Guy Ritchie and Shah Rukh Khan, our three Gold Yusr Honorary Award recipients are a tour de force in the industry and we look forward to welcoming them to Jeddah.”
For more information about Red Sea IFF, check out their website.
Portrait of Yousra courtesy of the festival, used with permission.