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5 Films By Arab Directors That Will Show At Cannes

This year, the Cannes Film Festival will be taking place from 17th to 28th May 2022. Now in its 75th year, the film festival attracts filmmakers, actors, producers, directors and more to the French Riviera to award some of the most noteworthy movies.

For the 2022 edition of the infamous festival, these are the 5 films by Arab filmmakers who will be showcasing their movies there…

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Mediterranean Fever

Palestinian director, Maha Haj will be showing a film in which an aspiring but depressed writer, who lives in Haifa, befriends his neighbor who is a small-time crook with a goal to help him with a sinister scheme.

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Boy From Heaven

Boy From Heaven is by Egyptian director, Tarik Saleh, and conveys the story of a grand imam who collapses and dies in front of his students on the first day back after the summer holidays and what ensues…

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Nos Frangins

Oscar nominated French Algerian director, Rachid Bouchareb tells the traumatic tale of Algerian student Malik Oussekine, who died in police custody in France in 1986 – the main inspiration for his latest film.

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Holy Spider

A man named Saeed goes on a self-appointed mission to “cleanse” the holy Iranian city of Mashhad, as he murders innocent people and including several women along the way in this Ali Abbasi-directed feature film.

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Filmmaking duo, Adil El-Arbi and Bilall Fallah, debut their film about a 13 year old Moroccan boy, Nassim, from the Belgian municipality of Molenbeek, who is trying to discover his identity after his father’s death.

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