Egyptian director Sameh Alaas film “Stacher: I’m Afraid to Forget Your Face” won the Palme d’Or in the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Competition, which was held for only three days.
This is the first time that an Egyptian film won the Palme d’Or in this competition, which was met with a great celebration in Cairo, as the Egyptian Film Professions Syndicate wrote on its Facebook page on Thursday evening, “A victory for short cinema …“ Stacher ”won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival “.
The film has production grants from Egypt, France, Belgium and Qatar and deals with in 15 minutes the story of Adam, who tries to return to his girlfriend after leaving 82 days, and then goes through many difficulties for that.
The festival’s short films competition included 11 films from France, Belgium, Britain, Colombia, Mongolia, Portugal, Greece, Canada and the United States.
And earlier in the year, the festival postponed its 73rd session from May to October due to the Corona pandemic, while shortening it to three days.
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