On Sunday, October 31, the Carthage Film Festival management granted the star Nelly Karim the Golden Tanit Award in appreciation of her cinematic and artistic career. This was her first official appearance with her husband, Hisham Ashour, after their marriage, who was keen to show up, support her, and celebrate her success. He posted several videos and photos of her on Instagram and behind the scenes of their trip to Tunisia.
She has won many honorable awards in her career. She was awarded as Best Actress at the Cairo International Film Festival for her role in Enta Omry (You Are My Life), Special Award from Cairo National Festival for Egyptian Cinema for her role in Wahed-Sefr (One-Zero), and Best Actress award at the Arab Film Festival for her role in 6-7-8. Nelly sincerely portrays Egyptian women's power, purity, dedication, and heroism in most, if not all, of her works.
The opening of the 32nd edition of the Carthage Film Festival took place in Tunisia in the presence of plenty of celebrities and filmmakers. In addition to the presence of Nelly Karim and her husband Hisham Ashour, Hend Sabry was there as well, grabbing everyone’s attention on the red carpet.
Her timeless beauty lies in her effortlessness, simplicity, and unparalleled naturalness. She has a very unique acting style and she is the representation of the first rule of the guidebook; "To act well, you shouldn't act at all."
Nelly Karim is a strong, intelligent woman, a unique actress, an exquisite ballerina, an outstanding mother, and a pure and honest person. Nelly was born on December 18, 1974, in Alexandria to an Egyptian father and a Russian mother. She starred in 17 Egyptian films and nine television series.
Nelly Karim’s fans will be thrilled to know that she will participate in the next Ramadan season with a new series, written by Ibrahim Issa, directed by Mando El-Adl, and produced by El-Adl Group.
Besides Nelly Karim, the festival honored the Lebanese producer Sadiq Anwar Al-Sabah, the Tunisian film critic Khemis El-Khayati, the Senegalese film critic Baba Diop, and the Tunisian artist Shakira Ramah.
The Egyptian actress, Basma, is participating in the jury for the first work “Taher Shari’a Award.” The festival management confirmed that it will take all the necessary precautions to maintain everyone’s safety in light of the continuation of the Corona pandemic as it is keen to give the loyal and attentive audience the pleasure of returning to cinemas and enjoying the best Arab, African, Mediterranean, and international cinematic creations.