The talented Egyptian Director, Aytin Amin, thrills us all upon announcing the selection of her film “Souad” for Festival de Cannes 2020. The lineup list of the 73rd Cannes Film Festival, which is currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, was revealed by the Festival’s Artistic Director, Thierry Fremaux, and it includes a total of 56 films.
“Souad” tells the story of two sisters who live in the Delta in a conservative family. One of them commits suicide and the other tries to figure the real reasons behind her act. The film is co-produced by Tunisian Producer Dora Bouchoucha and Egyptian producers Sameh Awad, Mark Lotfy, and Mohamed Hefzy, who is also the screenwriter. It was written by both Aytin Amin and Mahmoud Ezzat. The writing process took them five years, and they actually kept on editing until the last moment before the actual shooting.
It’s also worth mentioning that “Souad” isn’t the first collaboration between Amin and Ezzat. They worked together in 2013 on the exceptional film “Villa 69” which won a prize in Abu Dhabi Film Festival. So we have every right to be super-duper excited about this one.
Many people congratulated Amin on this news. One of them is the beloved Yousri Nasrallah who posted this on his Facebook account:
It’s obvious that we can’t wait to know the release date of this film. As it gave us hope amidst all of the Covid-19 chaos.
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