‘I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face’: The Egyptian Short Film Nominated for a Cannes 2020 Palme D’Or

Out of 3,810 films from 137 countries, 11 short films from 12 countries were selected for the short film competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2020. One of these 11 is the 15-minute Egyptian short, “I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face”, directed by Egypt’s own Sameh Alaa.

The film will be competing for the Short Film Palme d’Or, the highest prize awarded to a short film at the Cannes Film Festival. It stars Seif Eldin Hemida and Nourhan Ali Abdelazez, and was created by cinematographer Giorgos Valsamis, sound designer Moataz AlQammari, and editor Yasser Azmy.

The film, which tells the story of a man traveling and looking for redemption, will premiere at the 73rd edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

Earlier this month, Egyptian director Ayten Amin’s film ‘Souad’, was also selected to compete at Cannes Film Festival 2020.

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