Cannes holds press conference for Egyptian film ‘Yomeddine’



Thu, 10 May 2018 - 01:56 GMT


Thu, 10 May 2018 - 01:56 GMT

Egyptian-Austrian director Abu BakrShawky and the producer Dina Emam-Press Photo

Egyptian-Austrian director Abu BakrShawky and the producer Dina Emam-Press Photo

CAIRO – 10 May 2018: The 71st Cannes Film Festival helda press conference for Egyptian filmmakers of “Day of Judgment” after its screening in the festival on Wednesday.

The screening of“Day of Judgment”, the Egyptian film participating in Cannes, was attended by many international actors, including Julianne Moore, Louise Bourgoin, and Kiko Mizuhara.

The tragic comedy “Yomeddine” (Day of Judgment) revolves around a leprosy patient who escaped from the hospital along with one of his friends in order to search for his family. “Yomeddine” is directed by Egyptian-Austrian director Abu Bakr Shawky.

A number of Arab films are officially participating in the 71st Cannes Film Festival which is set to run from May 8 to 19, 2018.

It is worth mentioning that the Egyptian movie “El Maseer” (The Destiny) will screen on Sunday May 13 at 9 p.m as part of the festival's events.

“El Maseer”, released in 1997, is considered one of the classics of the Egyptian cinema; it is written and directed by late great director, Youssef Chahine, and stars a notable group of Egyptian actors, including Leila Elwi, Khaled el Nabawy, Nour el Sherif, Hany Salama, Mohmaed Mounir, Safia el Amary, Rojina, and Mahmoud Hemeida. Leila Elwi will travel to Cannes to attend “El Maseer” screening. "This is the least I can do to honor the soul of the great Chachine,” Elwi recounted.

The movie, “Kafr Naoum”, will also participate in the festival’s official competition, while “Sofia” and “Qomashty el-Mofadala” (My Favorite Cloth) will screen in the Un Certain Regard section.

“Kafr Naoum” directed by famous Lebanese director Nadine Labaki tells the story of a rebellious child living in a poor area who decided to file a suit against his parents because they gave birth to him in this cruel world.



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