Magazine article Screen International

Eye on Films Goes Global in Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Eye on Films Goes Global in Cannes

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A total of 25 EoF titles will screen as part of the initiative, kicking off with the Israeli-Palestinian film Water [pictured].

The Eye on Films (EoF) initiative, aimed at encouraging the distribution of first features, is expanding its presence in Cannes this year with a dedicated screening space within the Cinéma du Monde pavilion.

"The idea is to show a selection of films from the label during Cannes," explains EoF coordinator Nawid Sarem.

A total of 25 EoF titles will screen as part of the initiative, kicking off with the Israeli-Palestinian film Water, looking at both the poetry and politics of the precious resource, on May 19.

Other titles to be showcased include Ghazi Albulwi's political comedy Only in New York about an American Arab boy who toys with the idea of participating in a Green Card marriage with an Israeli girl to make some money after his parents chuck him out. …

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