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Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 2: Yousry Nasrallah’s After the Battle

It appears that we’ve got our first dud of the fest in only day 2 by way of Yousry Nasrallah‘s After the Battle. While we can admire the quick shooting pace of the filmmaker (this is based on the events that occurred on Tahrir Square early in 2011) the film starring Nahed El Sebaï, Bassem Samra and Menna Shalabi failed to impress our panel. Baad el Mawkeaa is Nasrallah’s 9th feature film (8 works of fiction and one documentary) and this counts as his fourth visit to the Croisette. Click to enlarge!

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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