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 Script / Dialogue, Director
Jury members
Member - Cinéfondation & Short Films - 2005
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Directors

Eldar SHENGELAIA

Eldar SHENGELAIA

Director
Jaime ROSALES

Jaime ROSALES

Jonathan DEMME

Jonathan DEMME

Director
Pascale FERRAN

Pascale FERRAN

Director
Paolo SORRENTINO

Paolo SORRENTINO

Director, script writer
Roman POLANSKI

Roman POLANSKI

Director, Script Writer
Sally AITKEN

Sally AITKEN

Thavi NA BANGCHANG

Thavi NA BANGCHANG

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