Tunisian actress, Hend Sabry, just announced that she will be the first Arab female judge at the Venice Film Festival.
Our favorite actress will be part of the jury panel of the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film at the 76th Venice Film Festival to be held from August 28th to September 7th.
“I am proud to be one of the jury members of Venice Film Festival and I also feel proud that veteran directors Emir Kusurica and Antoinette Lio will be the jury presidents. I also am happy that this announcement coincides with the release of my movie ‘El-Feel El Azraa 2’ which achieved huge success across the Arab world. I hope to be a good ambassador for Arab art at the oldest festival in the world, and one of the three most important festivals in the world,” stated Sabry on her official Instagram account.
Sabry is no stranger to being appreciated internationally. This is not the first time the Tunisian actress joins a jury panel. Four years ago, Sabry joined the jury panel at Dubai International Film Festival and a year later became the first Arab actress to join the Rotterdam Film Festival jury panel.
The actress has won multiple awards for her unique roles which tackle social issues including an award from the America Abroad Media organisation in Washington.