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Sunday, 1 November 2020

Egyptian director wins Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival for short film

Egyptian director Sameh Alaa became the first Egyptian to earn the prestigious Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival after walking away with the award in the Short Film category for his film “I’m Afraid to Forget Your Face,” the festival announced. The film was produced by Mark Lotfy and Mohamed Taymour and written by Mohamed Fawzy. The 15-minute short follows Adam, who attempts to return to his girlfriend after an 82-day separation.

Mohamed Diab is on board to direct the Disney+ Marvel series Moon Knight, according to Deadline. Diab, famous for directing Cannes favorite Eshtebak, will helm the series about a comic book vigilante who assumes multiple alter egos to do battle with the criminal underworld.

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