Magazine article Screen International

Mohamed Diab, Tamer El Said Triumph at Arab Critics' Awards in Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Mohamed Diab, Tamer El Said Triumph at Arab Critics' Awards in Cannes

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Egyptian director Mohamed Diab has won best director and best screenplay for his revolution drama Clash [pictured], which opened Un Certain Regard last year, in the first edition of the Arab Critics' Awards.

The film-maker, who is back in Cannes this year as a member of the Un Certain Regard jury, will receive the award at a special ceremony at Cannes Film Festival today (May 21).

The prize for best film went to Tamer El Said's In the Last Days Of The City, which captures Cairo in the lead-up to the revolution through a film-maker receiving footage from friends based in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin.

Best actor went to Tunisia's Majd Mastoura for his performance in Tunisian revolution allegory Hedi and best actress went to Heba Ali for Withered Green.

Overseen by the Arab Cinema Center (ACC), the Arab Critics' Awards involves 24 jury members from 15 countries. …

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