The Actors
Majd Mastoura
Mastoura has had an impressive career that includes a Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 66th Berlinale for his role in HEDI and a Best Actor in a Leading Role Award at the 2016 Carthage Film Festival. He has also starred in Raja Amari’s FOREIGN BODY and Samuel Doux’s DUNE DREAMS.

Majd has had an exceptional 2023, starring in Kaouther Ben Hania’s FOUR DAUGHTERS and Mohamed Ben Attia’s BEHIND THE MOUNTAINS, which world premiered at Venice’s Horizons Section and recently held its Arab World premiere at the third RSIFF.

What's the best advice you have ever been given - or given to others?
Take your time.

What is the biggest misunderstanding about the Arab World and/or its entertainment industry?
Arab culture cannot spread to the rest of the world.

What will have the greatest game-changing effect on Arab cinema?
This new generation of filmmakers who are rooted in their local culture, but are open to the world and master the codes of globalization.

How do you recognize real talent?
You just recognize it; you can't really describe it or explain it.