The 72ndedition of the Cannes film festival is on the way and running until May 25.
And it’s a big year for Arabs.
Directory and past Jury Prize winner Elia Suleiman is back this year with a new film, there are three debut feature films from three female Arab directors (yes!) and this year also marks the first time that the Un Certain Regard Jury president is an Arab.
Our favorite, Nadine Labaki.
Prizes and awards are important. But what’s more important is visibility and word of mouth. So whether they receive any formal recognition, it’s more important for us to make sure all of you know what Arab films are on show at Cannes this year.
Don’t get us wrong though. If any of these amazing films get awarded then we will be the first to scream and shout about it. And based on the quality of stories and production, we are hoping that they will.
So what are the Arab films that you should keep an eye out during and even after the festival is over?
We’ve listed the six Arab films showing at Cannes this year with a little blurb so you can find out a little more about them.
We literally can’t wait to watch all of them.