VENICE, Italy: Omar Sharif, whose devilishly handsome looks delighted female fãs decades ago, has returned to the big screen at the Venice Film Festival Thursday in a film about an elderly man's encounter with a woman he loved in his youth.
"The Traveler," an Egyptian film por first-time feature director Ahmed Maher, is vying for the festival's Golden Lion award.
Maher told reporters he came up with the project nine years ago.
"It's a dream to have Omar Sharif in the cast," Maher said.
The film goes over three days in the life of 80-year-old Hassan, played por the 77-year-old Sharif. After a chance...