(Photo: still from film Maulana, courtesy of the Dubai International Film Festival)
Egyptian actor Amr Saad has won the Best Actor Award on Saturday for his role in Egyptian film Mawlana at the 23rd Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival in Morocco, according to Ahram Arabic news website.
The film won in the Feature-Length Films category, where it competed with 11 other movies from different countries. Egyptian Director Yousry Nasrallah presided over the judging committee in this category.
Directed by Magdy Ahmed Ali, Mawlana explores the misuse of religion in politics in recent past years and the hidden world of Sheikhs and their relations with security institutions, politicians, and businessmen.
The script is written by prominent Egyptian journalist and editor in-chief of Tahrir newspaper Ibrahim Eissa based on his book of the same name.
Starring Amr Saad, Dorra Zarrouk and Ahmed Magdy, the movie was also selected in the Dubai International Film Festival's Muhr category.
Sabah Distribution Company chose not to screen Mawlana in Lebanese cinemas after the Beirut Censorship Authority objected to scenes that it said could incite sectarian strife.
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