‘The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic’ wins top prizes at Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival

‘The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic’ wins top prizes at Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival
In other prizes Mounia Akl’s Costa Brava, Lebanon clinches Fipresci prize and inaugural Green Award.

Finnish director Teemu Nikki’s dark comedy-drama The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic scooped the El Gouna Film Festival’s $50,000 Golden Star award for best narrative film over the weekend.

Its star Petri Poikolainen also won best actor for his performance as a blind man who ventures out of his small apartment and onto the streets to travel by train to spend time with his long-distance girlfriend.

The film world premiered in Venice’s new Horizon Extras where it won the audience award.
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