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In Photos: Spanish actress Victoria Abril enjoys Egypt's Aswan

Abril is attending the Aswan International Women’s Film Festival

Ahram Online , Tuesday 11 Feb 2020
Victoria Abril
Spanish actress Victoria Abril
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Spanish actress Victoria Abril visited Philae Temple on Tuesday during her third visit to Egypt, and took a lot of photos to document her trip.

"Masr habibti (‘Egypt is my love’)," the 60-year-old said during her photo session, taken in the historic city of Aswan where she was attending the Aswan International Women’s Film Festival (AIWFF).

Dedicated to the goddess Isis, the Temple of Philae was relocated by UNESCO after the building of the Aswan Dam saw the original site submerged.

It is home to several shrines and sanctuaries, including Trajan's Kiosk and the icon of Philae Island.

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"Egypt has a special place in my heart," added Abril, who is best known to international audiences for her performance in the movie ¡Átame! (“Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!”) by director Pedro Almodóvar.

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Having collaborated with many important Spanish directors, Abril, is also known as a singer and a dancer.

Her filmography includes Obsesión (1977), Girl with the Golden Panties (1980), El Lute: Run for Your Life (1987)  and Lovers: A True Story (1991) and many others.

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The fourth edition of the Aswan International Women’s Film Festival opened on Monday and continues until Saturday. It includes 31 films from 29 countries competing in its various categories.

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