Acclaimed Palestinian director and actor Mohammad Bakri will receive this year's Career Achievement Award at Egypt's El Gouna Film Festival, and also give a masterclass at the event's CineGouna Bridge, a meeting point and forum for debate between different cinematic voices. The fifth edition of the El Gouna Film Festival will run October 14-22.
Bakri has worked on more than 40 films including Beyond The Walls (1984) and Haïfa (1996) and won the Golden Leopard Award for Best Actor at the 2004 Locarno International Film Festival for his performance in Saverio Costanza’s Private. Other acting credits in include The Olive Harvest (2003) directed by Hannah Elias; Beyond the Walls (1984) and Beyond the Walls II (1992) by Iri Barabash and Hanna.K (1983) by Constantin Costa-Gavras. He has directed two documentaries, 1948 (1998) and Jenin, Jenin (2002).