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CANNES FESTIVAL (day 2) – “After the Battle”

Yousry Nasrallah borrows from earlier project "Women of Cairo"

There are a million stories to be told about post-revolutionary Egypt but they won’t be told by an Egyptian filmmaker. The narrative of Yousry Nasrallah’s “After the Battle” which he wrote himself and which premieres today in Cannes, held promise: as Egypt is still in the throes of revolutionary fervor an unlikely connection forms between two people from different ends of the social spectrum, ... more >

FILMMAKING AND REVOLUTIONS – The Yousry Nasrallah Interview

Egypt's most visible filmmaker is going for Cannes gold this time

Tahrir Square, one day during the Arab Spring. A young demonstrator falls for a camel shepherd who's under the influence of Hosni Mubarak’s militias. Two people standing on opposite side of the biggest conflict Egypt has seen in nearly half a century are brought together against all expectations. Egyptian filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah wrote and directed “After the Battle” (“Baad El Mawkeaa”) which ... more >