Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film fund has backed five movies that will certainly screen at the upcoming movie event

DUBAI: The main selection of the 2023 Cannes Film Celebration was revealed on April 13, with nine filmmakers from the MENA region among the line-up for the 76th edition of the celebration, ranging from May 16-27.

The lineup additionally features 5 movies that have actually been backed by Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Movie fund, including Tunisian movie “Four Children” by Kaouther Ben Hania, Senegalese movie “Banel E Adama” guided by Ramata Toulayesy, Sudanese film “Farewell Julia” by filmmaker Mohamed Kordofani, “Les Meutes” by Kamal Lazrek as well as “The Mother of All Lies” by Asmae El-Moudir.


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Here are the 9 filmmakers from the MENA region who will certainly display their operate at the event this year.

Karim Ainouz 

The Algerian-Brazilian filmmaker’s “Firebrand,” a historical dramatization following Catherine Parr and also Henry VIII’s marital relationship, and starring Alicia Vikander as well as Jude Legislation, will certainly evaluate in the official competition group.

Kaouther Ben Hania 

The Tunisian filmmaker’s “4 Children,” likewise displaying in the main competition, stars Hend Sabry as the mom of 4 children, 2 of whom end up being radicalized and sign up with Daesh.

Ramata-Toulaye Sy

The Senegalese-French film director as well as film writer’s debut feature “Banel & Adama” is a women emancipation drama set in a remote town in Northern Senegal, which will evaluate in the official competitors category.

Elias Belkeddar 

The Franco-Algerian producer-director’s “Omar La Fraise” follows the story of Omar Zerrouki, a mobster that leaves France for Algiers to escape a life of criminal activity. The movie will certainly show in the Twelve o’clock at night Screenings at Cannes.

Asmae El-Moudir 

The Moroccan filmmaker will screen “The Mommy of All Exists”– a documentary that discovers the occasions bordering the fatal bread riots that drank El-Moudir’s poverty-stricken Casablanca neighborhood in 1981– in the Un Specific Regard category.

Mohamed Kordofani 

The Sudanese filmmaker’s “Bye-bye Julia,” additionally screening in the Un Specific Regard group, is set prior to the secession of South Sudan, and also follows a married previous singer from the north that looks for redemption after creating the death of a southerly man.

Kamal Lazraq 

The Moroccan filmmaker’s debut function “Les Meutes,” including in the Un Specific Regard group, stars Ayoub Elaid and also Abdellatif Masstouri as a father-and-son duo.

Ali Asgari, Alireza Khatami 

Iranian filmmakers Ali Asgari (visualized) and Alireza Khatami will show their film “Earthbound Knowledgeables” in the Un Specific Respect group of the competitors.

Last Updated: 13 April 2023