until the opening
of the Festival de Cannes 2019
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

Agnès VARDA

Agnès VARDA

Director
Antoine DESROSIÈRES

Antoine DESROSIÈRES

Benoît JACQUOT

Benoît JACQUOT

Director
Bonni COHEN

Bonni COHEN

Farnoosh SAMADI

Farnoosh SAMADI

Director
Ruben ÖSTLUND

Ruben ÖSTLUND

Director
Raymond BERNARD

Raymond BERNARD

Steven SPIELBERG

Steven SPIELBERG

Director
Sydney POLLACK

Sydney POLLACK

Director
Zhannat ALSHANOVA

Zhannat ALSHANOVA

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