16 Arabs Who Made Us Proud in Cannes Film Festival 2017

This year’s Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end and the Palme d’Or went to ‘The Square’. We decided take a moment to give our own set of Palmes d’Or prizes to some of the amazing people from our region that made us proud all throughout the 70th Cannes Film Festival.



Mohamed Diab



After the nomination of his movie ‘Eshtebak‘ last year, Mohamed Diab had the honor of coming back to the festival as a jury member for the Un Certain Regard category that is presided by Uma Thurman.



Saba Mubarak


A post shared by Saba Mubarak (@sabamubarak) on May 19, 2017 at 7:26am PDT


Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak was at the Cannes Film Festival, mainly as a producer.



Kaouther Ben Hania & Mariam El Feriani



Tunisian director and actress of ‘Beauty and The Dogs‘ were of course present for the movie’s nomination in the Un Certain Regard category.



Queen Rania



The humanitarian activism of Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan was given recognition at Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief charity show. The event was part of the “Every Last Child” campaign in aid of Save the Children.



Elie Saab



As usual, Lebanese designer Elie Saab dressed some of the biggest celebrities in town for the festival.



Georges Hobeika


Courtesy of Gorges Hobeika/ Cindy Bruna attends the “The Beguiled” screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 24, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)


The 70th Cannes festival was no exception for Georges Hobeika’s designs either as the brand was worn by Victoria Secret model Cindy Bruna, Turkish actress Fahriye Evcen and many more.



Zuhair Murad


A post shared by Sara Sampaio (@sarasampaio) on May 18, 2017 at 4:11am PDT


We of course loved when Sarah Sampaio wore Zuhair at the festival’s opening carpet.



Raya Abirached



Movie buff presenter Raya Abirached of MBC was of course rocking the French Riviera at this time of the year again.



Ola Farahat



Fashion is a big part of the Cannes Film Festival, hence the presence of some of the most influential influencers such as Ola Farahat.



Razane Jammal



Lebanese actress Razane Jammal made some beautiful appearances throughout the last week of the festival.



Youssef Shazli



Egyptian movie ‘In The Last Days of The City‘ won Best Film at the Critics Awards that was held during the festival by the Arab Cinema Center. It was received by one of its distributors, the one and only Youssef Shazli.






The successful Egyptian bag brand that has been spotted everywhere at the moment and seems to be Gigi Hadid’s favorite was of course spotted in Cannes.






Booming Kojak Studio’s empire spread until South of France during the festival.



Jihan Alama



The Lebanese jewelry brand was also worn at the festival.



Lana El Sahely


Red carpet with @chopard, wearing @ralphandrusso, hair/makeup @diormakeup ⭐️? #Cannes70 #Chopard #LanaxChopard #RalphAndRusso

A post shared by Lana El Sahely لانا الساحلي (@larmoiredelana) on May 22, 2017 at 1:11pm PDT


Blogger Lana El Sahely walked both the carpet and the runway in Cannes this year on the iconic “marches du Palais des festivals” and at the Fashion for Relief event.



WE SAID THIS: Who was your favorite? 

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time