Tara Abboud at the Red Sea International Film Festival


Abboud recently wrapped filming for his Disney+ UK original series “Culprits.”

Jordanian-Palestinian actress Tara Abboud will attend the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival – which runs from December 1-10 – to portray her latest outing in an action-thriller Rebel.

Directed by Belgians of Moroccan origin Adil El-Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Rebel had its world premiere at the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

Rebel is an action thriller that tells the story of Kamal, who decides to leave Belgium to help the victims of the war in Syria. However, once he arrives in Syria, the Islamic State forces him to join their ranks, trapping him.

Since his younger brother, Naseem, remains in Belgium, he becomes an easy target for terrorists who promise to reunite him with his brother. Meanwhile, their mother does everything she can to keep them from dying.

The film stars Tara Abboud, as well as Aboubakr Bensaihi, Amir El-Arbi, Lubna Azabal and Younes Bouab.

Tara Abboud has been named one of Screen International’s Arab Stars of Tomorrow in 2020 at the 42nd Cairo International Film Festival.

She began her career in the film industry at the age of 10 with short films, such as the film by Motaz Matar From behind the door and that of Tima Shomali Login.

Following her performance in the aforementioned roles, Tara played her first leading role in 2009 alongside famous actor Amer Alkhuffash in Amjad Al-Rasheed. mountain princess. The film was part of the directors’ graduation projects for the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts.

Tara’s name has also been widely praised by major international media for her role in Mohamed Diab’s film Amira (2021), which screened at the 78th Venice International Film Festival – where it won three awards – and at the fifth El-Gouna Film Festival.

She was also dubbed the “Zendaya of the Middle East” by Italian newspaper Italy 24 News in reference to American actress Zendaya Marie Coleman.

Recently, Tara finished filming her Disney+ UK original series Guilty. The star-studded cast includes Eddie Izzard, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Kamel El-Basha, Kevin Vidal, Ned Dennehy, Gemma Arterton and Niamh Algar.

Apart from her work on the big screen, Tara has also managed to land a role in a Jordanian series Crossing in which she co-stars with Saba Mubarak. The show, which was released during Ramadan and was a huge hit, focuses on refugee camps – particularly Mrajeeb Al-Fhood – and shows the daily pain that refugees from different countries go through as a result of their displacement.


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