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‘Weldi’ screens at Directors’ Fortnight

Mohamed Ben Attia’s film “Weldi” (Dear Son) screened on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival at the Théâtre Croisette within the Directors’ Fortnight programme, which will conclude the events of the festival. Weldi follows Riadh, who is about to retire from his work as a forklift operator at the port of Tunis. The life he …

Adham Youssef

Four masterclasses to be held during Cannes Film Festival

During the 2018 edition of the Cannes Film Festival, four meetings with artists will take place at the Buñuel Theatre. The four masterclasses will held by directors and actors invited to share their work and passion about cinema during a rendezvous for the festival goers, according to the festival, adding that the four film professionals …

Daily News Egypt

‘Western’: a feminine critique of the male ego 

Opening the sidebar program of the Cannes Film Festival, “Un Certain Regard”, Valeska Grisebach’s film “Western” investigates ideas of ownership, xenophobia, and masculinity, in a way that reflects some modern tensions between eastern and western Europe. After disappearing for ten years, director Valeska Grisebach returned in the 2017 edition of the Canne Film Festival, after …

Adham Youssef

‘You Were Never Really Here’: a tale of humanising a hitman

“You Were Never Really Here” premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival on the last day of the main competition. Critics and film professionals were shocked, or at least did not expect such roughness from Lynne Ramsay, who unlike many other directors, has tensed up the performance and the edge of her films, following a …

Adham Youssef

‘Clash’ receives 4 awards at Carthage Film Festival

Completing the series of awards it received from its first screening at this year’s prestigious Cannes Film Festival, Eshtebak (Clash) received four awards at the Carthage Film Festival in its 27th round. By winning the Bronze Tanit (the second prize in the Official Feature Film Competition), Best Photography, Best Editing, in addition to the African …

Daily News Egypt

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