Fest applies ‘Rouge’

World Brief

The 17th Alexandria Intl. Film Festival opened Wednesday with Baz Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge” at the newly restored historic Library of Alexandria.

Indian actress Jaya Bachchan heads the jury, and her husband, actor Amitabh Bachchan, will be honored with a retro of his films. He is scheduled to come to the festival’s closing gala on Sept. 11.

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