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