Interview with the actress Yasmine Al Massri, starring in the film Refugee, nominated for the Oscars

Cinema / Interview - 09 November 2020 05:00

Yasmine Al Massri worked in tv series Castelvania, in streaming on Netflix

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Yasmine Al Massri is an international actress and human rights advocate who lives between Los Angeles, Paris and Beirut. Her short film Refugee, written and directed by Brandt Andersen, was shortlisted for the 2020 Oscars.  She worked as ''Morena", the Middle Eastern vampire on Netflix's top animation show Castelvania. She guest-starred in Law and Order's most acclaimed episode tackling the Harvey Weinstein scandal. She will participate the hour-long panel at the American Film Market, “Production Without Borders”. Online Event on November 10, 2020 (on https://pwb2020.eventbrite.com).

 

Your short film Refugee, written and directed by Brandt Andersen, was shortlisted for the 2020 Oscars. What is the plot? 

It’s about a strong female character, a very independent woman. She is from Syria, working as a doctor during the revolution.  In one second, her whole life collapses and the only person she has to save is her daughter, by getting her out of the country and across the ocean.  

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