Mounir will be honoured for his life-long achievements in cinema.
Born in 1959, Mounir is a graduate of the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts. His career was launched in the early 1980s when he began taking roles in television series such as Rehla El Milion (“Journey of a Million,” 1984), Bakeeza We Zaghloul (“Bakeeza and Zaghloul,” 1987), Layali El-Helmeya (“Nights of El-Helmeya,” 1992), as well as films El-Tawfaan (“The Flood,” 1985), Abnaa Wa Kutala (“Children and Murderers,” 1987).
His major breakthrough came with his role as Youssef in the film El-Kit Kat (1991) directed by Daoud Abdel Sayed and starring Mahmoud Abdelaziz and Amina Rezk. He then appeared in many other well-known films such as Diso Disco (1993), Romantica (1996), Hysteria (1998), Sahar Al-Laiali (“Sleepless Nights,” 2003), Welad El-Am (2009) and Al-Safa (“The Smack,” 2012), among many others.
He also appeared in dozens of popular televisions series with one of the latest being Agaza Maftouha (“Unpaid Leave,” 2021).
With a focus on Mediterranean countries, the festival hosts a large number of films from the European as well as Arab countries representing different cinema genres. Apart of film screenings, the festival includes a large number of seminars and discussions.
The festival is also paying tribute this year to French-Belgian actress Déborah François, Spanish, German-born actor Alex Brendemühl and Moroccan director Nour-Eddine Lakhmari.