‘Habeeb Al-Ardh’ : A win­ner at the third GCC Film Fes­ti­val

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Sheikha In­ti­sar Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah said she is proud for the only Kuwaiti film par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Alexan­dria Film Fes­ti­val win­ning the best ac­tor prize. Sheikha In­ti­sar who chairs the Pearl House Art Production Com­pany (Lu­lua Pub­lish­ing ) said that ‘Habeeb Al-Ardh, Fayeq Ab­del­jalil’ film put Kuwait’s name in promi­nence in the world cin­ema, adding that this win is a first step for Kuwait be­com­ing a nu­cleus of cin­ema in­dus­try.

This prompted us to con­tinue the march of suc­cess, as film direc­tor Ra­madan Khasro left with Kuwait’s del­e­ga­tion along with the Na­tional Coun­cil for Cul­ture, Arts and Let­ters to Abu Dhabi to par­tic­i­pate in the third round of the “GCC Film Fes­ti­val” which will con­tinue un­til Oc­to­ber 20 and or­ga­nized by Min­istry of Cul­ture and Knowl­edge Devel­op­ment in co­op­er­a­tion with Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil sec­re­tariat, un­der the pa­tron­age of Cul­ture and Knowl­edge Devel­op­ment Min­is­ter Sheikh Na­hayan Bin Mubarak Al-Na­hayan, in the pres­ence of var­i­ous of­fi­cials in­clud­ing GCC As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary Gen­eral for Cul­ture sec­tor at the Sec­re­tariat Gen­eral Khalid Al-Ghas­sani, Gulf Cul­ture Di­rec­tors, GCC Cul­ture Com­mit­tee mem­bers be­sides ac­tors from var­i­ous GCC coun­tries in­clud­ing Ab­del­hus­sein Ab­delreda, Da­wood Hus­sein, Mo­ham­mad AlMan­sour, Jas­sim Al-Nab­han, Huda Hus­sein, Tariq Al-Ali, Shu­joon Al-Ha­jiri, Amal Al-Awadhi, Muna Shad­dad and Zahra Al-Kharji from Kuwait.

Fa­tima Ab­del­ra­heem, Shaila Sabt, Shaima Sabt, Reem Rahmi and An­war Ah­mad. Shamaa Mo­ham­mad, Buthaina Al-Raeesi, Khalid Alzid­jali, Saleh Zaal, Saud Al-Dar­maki, Ghada Alzid­jali from Oman. Ibrahim Al-Ha­sawi and Reem Ab­dal­lah from Saudi Ara­bia. Na­jwa AlQatariya, Saleh Al-Mawla and Sa­har Hus­sein from Qatar. Ah­mad Al-Jasmi, Sameera Ah­mad, Fa­tima Al-Hou­sani, Huda Al-Kha­teeb and Badriya Ah­mad from UAE.

She said ‘Habeeb Al-Ardh’ film is par­tic­i­pat­ing along with five other Kuwaiti films, adding that the Gulf cin­ema fes­ti­val is a great op­por­tu­nity for a Kuwaiti and Gulf Cin­ema In­dus­try to com­pete at the world level. She said there are 27 films par­tic­i­pat­ing along with sev­eral spe­cial­ized sem­i­nars and work­shops.

(From left) Photo shows screen­writer Razi Al-Shati, direc­tor Ra­madan Khasro (cen­ter) and Fa­tima Al-Hus­seinan pos­ing at the third GCC Film Fes­ti­val.

(From left) Photo show di­rec­tors Ra­madan Khasro and Ah­mad Al-Kha­laf pos­ing at the third GCC Film Fes­ti­val. — Photos by Yasser Al-Zayyat

Photo shows Sheikha In­ti­sar Salem Al-Ali AlSabah at the third GCC Film Fes­ti­val.

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