Egyptian actress Sawsan Badr chosen as honorary president of 1st Eazees Int'l Women's Theatre Festival

Ahram Online , Wednesday 22 Jan 2020

The festival's inaugural edition will take place from 23-29 March

Sawsan Badr

Actress Abeer Lotfy, the president of the Eazees International Women's Festival, announced that renowned actress Sawsan Badr will be the event's honorary president in its inaugural edition.

Nicknamed the Nefertiti of Egyptian Cinema, Badr is known for many leading roles in Egyptian films, television, and theatre.

Badr rose to stardom in the 1980s, particularily when she played in Habibi Daeman (1980) directed by Hussein Kamal in 1980, which was her second cinema role.

Playing Nefertiti in Shadi Abdel-Salam's film Akhenaten brought Badr the nickname of the Egyptian queen.

Among her known roles from the past decade are those in films El-Shoq (2011), Saa'a wi Nos (2012), Ot W Far (2015), Balash Tebosni (2018), The Treasure 1 (2018) and The Treasure 2 (2019).

In television she acted in Napoleon wal Mahroussa (2012), El-Sabaa Wassaya (2014), Tariqi: My Way (2015), El-Ahd: El-Kalam El-Mubah (2015), Grand Hotel (2016), The Godfather (2017), Zay El-Shams (2019), among many others.

Badr garnered many awards, including the Best Actress Award at the 34th Cairo International Film Festival (2010).

The inaugural edition of the Eazees festival which will take place betweeb 23 and 29 March, will honour the name of the late Egyptian playwright and activist, Fathia El-Assal (1933-2014).

The festival is presided over by actress Abeer Lotfy and directed by director Abeer Aly and theatre critic Rasha Abdel-Moneim. The festival is supported by Egypt's Ministry of Culture.

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