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CAIRO - 27 October 2018: The American film "Green Book" is set to screen at the opening ceremony of the Cairo International Film Festival's 40th edition that will run from Nov. 20-29.
"Green Book" is considered one of the most important films competing for the 2019 Oscar Awards; it is directed by Peter Varley and stars Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali.
The film is based on a true story that took place in the 1960s as racial discrimination heightened in the United States. An Italian-born driver with racial tendencies takes a black-skinned pianist on a tour around the southern states where racism reached its highest levels.
The film was granted the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, the largest audience selection awards to ever exist.
Film director Peter Varley, who is also known internationally for presenting light comedy films, made sure his brother, Bob Varley, play a role in “Green Book” unlike any role he played before.
The movie presented a serious topic, but the actors did not lose their comedian attire.
The festival’s president Mohammed Hefzy affirmed that the festival’s management will provide all the necessary equipment and settings to enable the festival to come out in the best way possible.