Egypt Guest of Honor at Cannes
Egypt is both the film capitol of the Arab world and undergoing dramatic, revolutionary, people-led political reforms, and the combination was apparently irresistible to the directors of the festival.
There was a film festival, a party, and on May 18, the screening of a new film, Tamantasher Yom (18 Days), in which ten directors offer ten short films inspired by the events of Jan. 25-Feb. 11.
Doha Film Institute has a video of the Canne tribute here.
And here’s the new film’s trailer: