Eight films in the Masterpieces of the World Program at the Red Sea International Film Festival


The Masterpieces of the World program includes inRed Sea Film FestivalThe International Film Festival features films from all over the world by award-winning directors, all shown for the first time in the Arab world.
The program presents the latest work of the director, writer and actor who has won multiple awards from Academy Awards to BAFTA Giuseppe Tornatori, where the documentary “Ennio” sheds light on the late composer and conductor Ennio Morricone, considered one of the most important musicians of the twentieth century.
From the United States, the movie “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon”, written and directed by Anna Lily Amirpour, is a fantasy thriller that tells the story of a girl with supernatural powers, who escapes from a mental hospital, and tries to survive in New Orleans.
“Sisters”, directed by the French-Algerian director Yamina Benqiqi and starring Isabelle Adjani, tells the story of 3 French sisters of Algerian origin, who spent thirty years hoping to find their brother Reda, who was kidnapped and hid by his father somewhere in Algeria during independence.
American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal will direct her first feature film, “The Lost Daughter,” based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante and starring Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman, alongside Dakota Johnson and Jesse Buckley.
Written and directed by Oscar nominee Kenneth Brana, “Belfast” is a poignant autobiography and a story full of love, laughter and loss in the musical and social transformation of a child’s world in late 1960s Northern Ireland. This highly anticipated film is a tribute to the city in which the director grew up.
​​​The Spanish comedy “The Perfect Manager,” written and directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa, tells the story of Pasculas Branco (Javier Bardem) who has lived in an industrial area on the outskirts of a small town for decades, making industrial scales. To weigh vehicles and livestock and sell them to retail stores. A good manager used to compare himself to the scale of justice with his workers and employees, so is he really a good manager?
“You Look Like Me” is the first directorial experience ofFlagsAward-winning Egyptian-American journalist and journalist Dina Amer tells the story of the clash between cultures and generations, and addresses one of the most difficult issues facing societies in a human story about family, love, brotherhood and belonging, as it follows the lives of two sisters torn apart by life in a suburb of Paris, and the older sister Hasna. Finding her identity, she is forced to make a decision that shocks the world. The film premiered at this year’s Venice International Film Festival.
In “The Coloring Room,” Phoebe Denfort plays Caris Cliff, who revolutionized British pottery in the 1920s. The film is a historical drama directed by Claire McCarthy, narrating the journey of a woman who asserted her place in the world of men, becoming a leading artist in the field of ceramics and pottery. The film is a story about a woman’s quest and struggle to assert her status and express her creativity through talent, determination and perseverance.
It is noteworthy that the inaugural edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival will be held in Jeddah Al-Balad from 6-15 December 2021.


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