In honour of the great Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky in his 200th anniversary, the Luxor African Film Festival sees this writer as someone who is considered a milestone in the history of world literature. He is an example of how the soul can sail and embark on new journeys, through his writings which transcended the borders of Russia to the whole world. Dostoevsky's work is distinguished by being able to keep up with the rapid changes in the feelings, emotions, and ambitions of the human soul. This soul can be anyone, that is why his work is enjoyed and well-read by human beings of all races, languages, and backgrounds.
Sameh Fathy holds a BA in media from Cairo University. He studied cinema and literary criticism. He has also participated in the Alexandria Cinema Project at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. He also worked as a researcher working on documentary films. He is a member of the Filmmakers Syndicate of and the Cinema Chamber. He is currently working as a film critic for Al-Mussawar magazine. He has many books on Egyptian cinema and its pioneers. He also held various artistic exhibitions in Egypt and abroad.