This years line-up includes some popular titles from the region. Beginning with, one Arab film In Competition, which is Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman's film It Must Be Heaven.
A slate of Arab films set to feature at the 72nd edition of the famous Cannes Film Festival includes some popular titles from the region.
Beginning with, Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman’s It Must Be Heaven film competing in the Official Selection. Suleiman previously won the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2002 for his film Divine Intervention.
In the Un Certain Regard, films Papicha by Algerian filmmaker Mounia Meddour and the Moroccan film Adam by Maryam Touzani are the two regional titles in this category.
In this years Special Screenings, Waad Al Kateab and Edward Watts’s film For Sama will be screened.
In the Official Selection of short films category, Palestinian feature Ambience by Wisam Al Jafari is only regional title included in the Cinefondation.
This year, Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki has been named as this President of the Un Certain Regard Jury. In 2004 Labaki was part of the festivals Cinefondation Residency where she wrote and developed her first feature film Caramel. Her next two films, Where Do We Go Now? and Capernaum both premiered at the Cannes film festival. Capernaum won the Jury Prize last year.