The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicks off

The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicks off

The opening ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off today, which witnessed the participation of a group of celebrities from around the world.

Actor Forest Whitaker was awarded the Palme d'Or in recognition of his career ahead of the opening film Final Cut.

The movie Final Cut, which revolves around a comedy form and is shown out of competition at the festival, has just ended, starring Berenice Bejo, Roman Doris and Matilda Lutz, and directed by Michel Hazanavicius.

This year, the Cannes Festival is witnessing a distinguished Arab and Egyptian participation in the jury, where director Yousry Nasrallah heads the jury of the short film competition, which is the competition that sees the nomination of 9 films competing for the award for the best short film.

 Film critic Ahmed Shawky also chairs the jury of the International Federation of Film Critics.

Aside from the jury, director Ahmed Fawzi Saleh is participating in the movie Hamlet from the Shantytown, to be one of the 15 projects participating in the L'Atolye co-production forum.

Director Mourad Mostafa is participating in the La Fabric program with the movie Aisha Cannot Fly, and the program is scheduled to give the opportunity for emerging directors to obtain production support for their first films.