The Irishman: Martin Scorsese's mafia drama to open Cairo International Film Festival on 20 November

The Irishman's screening marks the Middle East and North African premiere of the film with a showcase at the Cairo Opera House on 20 November, a week before it lands on Netflix.

Press Trust of India October 22, 2019 16:31:59 IST
The Irishman: Martin Scorsese's mafia drama to open Cairo International Film Festival on 20 November

Martin Scorsese's mafia movie Irishman will open the Cairo International Film Festival.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the screening marks the Middle East and North African premiere of the film with a showcase at the Cairo Opera House on 20 November, a week before it lands on Netflix.

The Irishman Martin Scorseses mafia drama to open Cairo International Film Festival on 20 November

A still from The Irishman

"We are extremely excited to be raising the red curtain of the festival with the epic masterpiece from one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, the genius that is Martin Scorsese," said Cairo festival president Mohamed Hefzy.

The film, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, has been a festival favourite — it had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival in September.

The Irishman recently closed the London Film Festival, with future screenings at the Mill Valley, Hamptons, Lumiere, San Diego, Mumbai, Rome, Philadelphia, Chicago, Tokyo, Camerimage, and Los Cabos movie extravaganzas.

Besides the Scorsese directorial, the film festival will host 149 other features and shorts from 63 countries over the 10-day festival, including 30 world premieres.

The festival runs through 20-29 November.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Mads Mikkelsen cast as Grindlewald in Fantastic Beasts 3 after Johnny Depp's exit, Warner Bros confirms
Entertainment

Mads Mikkelsen cast as Grindlewald in Fantastic Beasts 3 after Johnny Depp's exit, Warner Bros confirms

Mads Mikkelsen has replaced Johnny Depp, who played the role in the first two installments of Fantastic Beasts, but was 'asked to resign' by Warner Bros days after losing a major libel suit in the UK.

Johnny Depp refused permission to appeal against libel ruling by UK judge
Entertainment

Johnny Depp refused permission to appeal against libel ruling by UK judge

UK judge Andrew Nicol said the article in The Sun, claiming Johnny Depp was a "wife-beater," was “substantially true.”