"Carte Blanche" was first introduced in the 7th Panorama of the European Film with the aim of presenting three Egyptian prominent names from the film scene
This year, actress Hendy Sabry curated Federico Fellini's “Roma" to be included in Carte Blanche as one of the films that had impact on her and her career.
Unfortunately, Hend wont be present for a Q&A.
Country: Italy, France
Director: Federico Fellini
Starring: Denis Christopher , Pia De Doses
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Running Time: 128 MIN
Language: Italian, French, English, German, Latin, Spanish
Travelogue, memoir, and outrageous cinematic spectacle converge in this kaleidoscopic valentine to the Eternal City, composed by one of its most iconic inhabitants. Leisurely one moment and breathless the next, this urban fantasia by Federico Fellini interweaves recollections of the director’s young adulthood with an impressionistic portrait of contemporary Rome. Roma penetrates the myth and mystique of Italy’s storied capital, a city Fellini called “the most wonderful movie set in the world.”
Official Selection (Competition) – Cannes IFF 1972
Official Selection - Academy Awards 1973
Hend Sabry is a Cairo-based Tunisian actress and lawyer. She was born in Tunis on 20th November and received her license in law at the Faculty of Law of Tunis in 2001. Later she completed her masters in law intellectual property and copyright in 2004. Her acting debut was at the age of fourteen in the Tunisian production "Les Silences du Palais" (Silence of Palaces) in 1994. After starring a number of Tunisian productions, Hend's breakthrough was through "Muzakirat Murahiqua" (A Teenager's Diary) that was considered the most controversial film in 2002. Her role gave her immediate stardom across the Arab world and in a short span of time she became one of the most prominent Tunisian actresses in Egypt and the Arab world. Most recently, Sabry became the first Arab woman to join the jury panel of the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film at the 76th Venice Film Festival, in 2019.
Sabry is prominently involved in social and humanitarian work; since 2009, she has been working closely with the UN World Food Programme on raising awareness about hunger in the region. In 2010, Sabry had officially become a WFP Regional Ambassador. In 2019, she was the winner of the Fatima Fihria Prize Award for women’s empowerment.