The ACC Talks, organised by Arab Cinema Center, at the Cannes Virtual Market will be shown on MAD Solutions’ official YouTube channel with English and Arabic subtitles.
Syrian film critic Ali Wajeeh will interview Syrian Oscar-nominee director Talal Derki as part of the Arab Cinema Center’s (ACC) weekly series of ACC Talks. Streamed live on Instagram, the anticipated interview will take place on Thursday, 25 June, at 06:00 PM (GMT).
Within Cannes Virtual Market, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) has released the ACC Talks on MAD Solutions’ official YouTube channel with English and Arabic subtitles.
The ACC Talks previously featured the two-time Academy Award nominee Hany Abu Assad hosted by film critic Ola Al-Sheikh, Teona Strugar Mitevska, who won the Best Film award at the Arab Critics’ Award for European Films for her film God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya alongside film critic Khalid Ali, in addition to the Egyptian director Marwan Hamed in conversation with film critic Deborah Young.
The ACC Talks is a series of live weekly interviews where a jury member from The Critics’ Awards for Arab Films and Arab Critics’ Awards for European Films host interviews with international filmmakers. These talks will be available with Arabic and English subtitles across the ACC’s social media accounts, as well as on its website, acc.film.
Talal Derki is a Syrian director, producer, and screenwriter. He studied Film Directing in Athens before he worked on several films as an assistant director from 2009 – 2012. He also worked as a freelance cameraman with CNN and Reuters. His repertoire includes a slew of short and feature films that have been screened and awarded in several international film festivals. His feature documentary Return to Homs has won the Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in 2014. The same year also marked his joining as a member of the international Jury of IDFA. In 2019, his film Of Fathers and Sons was nominated for the Academy Award’s Best Documentary Feature. The film also received the El Gouna Star for Best Arab Documentary Film and the Silver Star at El Gouna Film Festival, and the Best Documentary at The Critics’ Awards for Arab Films.