The BFI London Film Festival has announced the participation of the British film In Camera, starring Amir El-Masry, in the Sutherland competition. The festival is scheduled to take place from the 4th to 15th of October. In Camera is scheduled to screen on October 13th. Amir El-Masry is expected to attend the film’s screening in London.
In Camera follows Aden, a young Actor who is in a cycle of nightmarish auditions. After he receives multiple rejections, Aden takes it upon himself to find a new part to play. Written and directed by Naqqash Khalid as his debut film as a director, In Camera stars Amir El-Masry, Nabhaan Rizwan, Rory Fleck Byrne, and Hussina Raja.
It is worth mentioning that Amir El-Masry received positive critical acclaim for his role in the British film In Camera, which had its premiere at the 57th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival within the Proxima competition.
In Variety Magazine, Film Critic Guy Lodge wrote:
“At a script level, In Camera perhaps has an excess of enticing ideas, some given more breathing room than others.
In particular, an oblique subplot involving Bo’s own absent search for personhood feels unrealized both on its own terms and as a complement to Aden’s serpentine story – which is more successfully activated when he and Bo take on a third roommate.
Played by a superb Amir El-Masry, capturing just the right balance between jockish and preening, vacuous menswear stylist Conrad is as loudly self-regarding as Aden is quietly, intently watchful – with a life that the young actor begins to believe he could play rather well.”
Elena Lazic wrote in Cineuropa;
“Amir El-Masry is fascinating as the most conventionally behaved person in the film, but also the most artificial, a smooth fashion designer who orders food so often that it seems more like a lifestyle choice – a way to signal something – than a merely practical one. He is everything Aden is not, especially in his relation to the other roommate.”
Ben Nicholson, in The Film Verdict magazine, praised Amir El-Masry’s performance, stating,
“Aden and Bo take on a new flatmate, Conrad (an excellent Amir El-Masry), who’s a smooth-talker that works in fashion. His effortless charisma and apparent affluence are cast in stark relief to Aden’s quiet reserve.”
Amir El-Masry had previously announced his participation in the Irish series, Faithless. The events of the 6-episode comedy/drama Faithless tell the story of Zein (Amir El-Masry), an Egyptian-Irish young man who lives in Los Angeles. Circumstances push him to help his older brother in raising his daughters, but he faces crises in dealing with them. Faithless is written by Baz Ashmawy and directed by Declan Recks.
Recently, Amir El-Masry competed at the Official Competition in the 76th edition of Cannes Film Festival with director Jessica Hausner’s film Club Zero. This marks the second participation of star Amir El-Masry in the Cannes Film Festival, since his film Limbo.
Born in Cairo and raised in London, Amir El-Masry is an Egyptian-British award-winning actor who has had leading roles in successful Egyptian films; Ramadan Mabrouk Abul-Alamein Hamouda, and El-Talatah Yishtaghaloonha.
His breakout role came in when El-Masry took part in Woody Harrelson’s American film Lost in London, and the critically acclaimed BAFTA nominated miniseries The State. In 2018, El-Masry played the lead role in The Arabian Warrior film, which is the first American/Saudi feature-length film. His participation in Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker is one of his most prominent cinematic steps.
At the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), El-Masry competed with his film Limbo and received three awards. In addition, Limbo took part in the Cannes Film Festival. Limbo toured international film festivals and received several awards and nominations, most importantly; the Best Actor award to Amir El-Masry at the BAFTA Scotland Awards. In 2021, Limbo was nominated for the Outstanding British Film of the Year award at the BAFTA Film Awards. El-Masry starred in The One series, which is currently airing on Netflix.
During the Ramadan season 2022, star Amir El-Masry took part in the TV drama The Choice 3: The Decision, which is considered as the most successful TV series within the Ramadan race. El-Masry starred in The One series, which is currently airing on Netflix.
Most recently, Amir El-Masry played the role of the Egyptian businessman, Mohamed Al-Fayed at an early age in the highly acclaimed American drama, The Crown. He also portrayed the character of an Egyptian doctor during World War II in the British series SAS Rogue Heroes. He also competed in the Egyptian box office with the film Ritsa, in addition to starring in #Gawwezni film and the musical series Magnouna Bik (Crazy About You).