The One Off Shot Series of unique celebrities portraits managed by Movie Stars Lounge on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival is enjoying a growing success, as more and more talents visit the lounge studio for an exclusive photo session.
Approaching the end of the ADFF, the results are enthusiastic, as was stated during the press conference by Angelo Quarti, founder and Artistic Director of the Movie Star Lounge, in the presence of ADFF Director Ali Al Jabri and ADFF Director of Programming Teresa Cavina.
Latest names include directors Ali Mostafa, Frédéric Tcheng, Rob Heydon, Michael R Roskam, Raad Mushatat, Malik Vitthal, Khalid Al Mamood and Nicolás Echeverría, actress and designer Abeer Mohammed, actors Ahmed Bdeir, Khaled AbolNaga, Fabrizio Rongione and Ibrahim Al Hsawi, the main interpreters of the film Theeb Jacir Eid, Hassan Mutlag, Hussein Salameh and the Huichol artist Santos de la Torre.
All talents portrayed by celebrity photographer Annalisa Flori under the artistic direction of Angelo Quarti signed the unique printed copy of the shot. The portraits are exposed on the Movie Stars Lounge walls thus building up a "work in progress” exhibition, which adds a touch of Italian glamour to the already lively festival atmosphere at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
The Movie Stars Lounge comes for the first time to the ADFF and brings a strong knowhow developed over a decade of experience at other international film festivals such as Venice, Cannes and Berlin.
Artistic Director Angelo Quarti said, "The response of all talents is impressive. With more than 60 celebrities, one-off shots made in these first days of activity, we feel we are doing something unique, and we are grateful to the ADFF for the excellent cooperation.”
Egyptian actor Khaled Abol Naga said, "Congratulations for these intense portraits. May we peel the surface further in the future.”