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The film “Bik Naish”, by Tunisian director Mehdi Bersaoui, won the award for best feature film from the Malmö Arab Film Festival in its tenth session, on which the curtain came down Monday evening in Sweden.
The film deals with the story of a husband and wife whose son was shot during a terrorist attack, which required a liver transplant, and after conducting the necessary tests, the husband discovers that the son is not his son, which causes a rift in his relationship with his wife, but this does not deter him from trying to save his life.
In the same competition, Sudanese Amjad Abu Al-Alaa won the award for best direction for his film “You Will Die at Twenty” starring Mustafa Shehata and Islam Mubarak, while the script award went to the late Egyptian Nadine Shams El Din for her film “When We Are Born” directed by Tamer Ezzat.
Tunisian Najla Bin Abdullah won the best actress award for her role in the movie “Bik We Live”, and the Egyptian Mohamed Hatem won the best actor award for his role in “When We Are Born.”
“Talking about trees” by Sudanese director Suhaib Qesam Al-Bari won the best documentary award, in addition to the audience award.
In the short films competition, the Egyptian film “God deserves you, oh my heart” by Lamia Idris won the award, while the jury awarded its special prize to “Three Logical Outlets” by the Danish director of Palestinian origin, Mahdi Fleifel.
The committee also noted the films (My Mother) by the Lebanese Wassim Geagea and (Trap) by Egyptian Nada Riad.
After the award ceremony, the festival was presented at the conclusion, which most of the winning business makers were absent due to international flight conditions due to the outbreak of the Corona virus, the Algerian film (Barricades) by Rachid Ben Hajj.
In his speech, the founder and president of the festival, Mohamed Keblawi, announced the change of the periodic date of the festival, which was established in 2011, to be held annually in April instead of October.
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