This week, Egypt’s El Gouna is swamped with Arab actors, directors, models, and filmmakers, who have all flocked to the resort town to celebrate the second edition of the annual El Gouna Film Festival. The week-long cinematic event, which kicked off on September 20, has brought with it a host of stars, who have came out in full force to support Arab theater and acknowledge their fellow peers who have helped to shape it.
Hosting the closing ceremony of this year’s festival is Nardine Farag, actor and host of MBC’s The Voice. Despite the festival’s jam-packed schedule, the Egyptian star, who has worked alongside Youssra in two TV series, has taken a little time out to catch up with her friends on the sidelines. In collaboration with Vogue.me, Farag is quizzing some of the Arab world’s brightest stars over a cup of coffee in a four-part series.
Episode one sees Farag meet Dorra Zarrouk, the Tunisian talent renowned for her role alongside Egyptian legend Omar Sharif in the 2010 film Al Mosafer. Shortly after she took to the opening ceremony red carpet (in a stunning Georges Hobeika couture creation), the star took a brief break from her hectic schedule to enjoy a steaming cup of coffee with MBC The Voice presenter, Nardine Farag. In Vogue Arabia’s new four-part video series, Coffee With Nardine, Zarrouk discusses the first day of the prestigious film festival and plays a rapid-fire game of “this or that”. Watch the video above to discover what Zarrouk really thinks about the festival, whether she prefers burgers or pizzas, and more.
Production: Maison Pyramide
Director: Malak El Sawi
Stylist and art director: Alia El Dessouki