Director EGYPT

Yousry NASRALLAH

Yousry NASRALLAH
Biography

Born 1952 in Cairo. After studying economics and political science, he went to live in Lebanon where he became a journalist. He began his career in film in 1980 as assistant to Volker Schlöndorff on Die Fälschung and to Youssef Chahine on Al-Dhakira and Adieu Bonaparte which he also co-wrote. In 1987, he directed his first film Summer Thefts, produced by Youssef Chahine and considered as one of the films that most contributed to the revival of Egyptian cinema. He carried on his collaboration with Chahine as co-director of Alexandria Again and Forever (1990) and Cairo as Seen by Chahine (1991). In 1994, he directed Marcides and, in 1995, the documentary On Boys, Girls and the Veil. In 1999, El Medina was awarded the Special Jury Prize in Locarno Film Festival. In 2004, his film The Gate of Sun (Bab El Chams), taken from Elias Khoury's novel, was presented in the Cannes Official Selection (out of competition).

Films presented at Cannes

ADIEU BONAPARTE 2016 Cannes Classics Script / Dialogue
BAAD EL MAWKEAA AFTER THE BATTLE 2012 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
BAB EL CHAMS THE GATE OF THE SUN 2004 Out of Competition Director, Script / Dialogue
Jury members
Member - Cinéfondation & Short Films - 2005
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Directors

André TÉCHINÉ

André TÉCHINÉ

Director
Alfred HITCHCOCK

Alfred HITCHCOCK

Director
Andreas KOVACS

Andreas KOVACS

Director
Kon ICHIKAWA

Kon ICHIKAWA

Louis MALLE

Louis MALLE

Director
Lars Von Trier

Lars Von Trier

Michel FRANCO

Michel FRANCO

Director
Michael HANEKE

Michael HANEKE

Director
Naomi KAWASE

Naomi KAWASE

Director, writer
Vittorio DE SICA

Vittorio DE SICA

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