By Malak Khaled
The Australian film “The Furnace” featuring the Egyptian actor, Ahmed Malek is premiering on the big screen at The 77th Venice Film Festival. The film is an adventure-drama written and directed by Roderick MacKay, telling the tale of an Afghan cameleer named ‘Hanif’ who got involved with a mysterious bushman named ‘Mal’, on the run for stealing a golden crown. The movie is said to focus and highlight a marginalized phase of Australian history in the 1890s.
This marks Malek’s first international movie to take part in the Venice Film Festival which is a pretty huge step in the young actor’s career.
This isn’t going to be Malek’s only international film as he has been chosen to play a protagonist named ‘Basil’ in the Canadian movie “Montreal Girls”, directed by Patricia Chica. She chose Malek to be in the movie after what is said to be a year of trying to find the perfect actor for the role.