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

Press Trust of India

Oct 22, 2019 16:31:59 IST

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: Oct 22, 2019 16:31:59 IST