The Arab Stars Spotted at 79th Edition of Venice Intl Film Festival

Scene Now 05 September 2022

A slew of Arab stars, directors and presenters have been spotted turning heads at this year’s edition of the Venice International Film Festival.

Kawthar Younis is attending the festival as a young Egyptian woman director whose Her short film ‘About Separation’ was selected for Odense International Film Festival, Amman International Film Festival, Shnit Film Festival, and more. She also produced ‘The Other Cheek’, another short film that premiered at Gouna Film Festival. Younis graduated from The High Cinema Institute in Cairo in 2015 and has since founded ‘Rewayat’ – an initiative aiming to spotlight new film narratives by women – alongside other female filmmakers from the MENA region.