Festival de Cannes day 2

The second movie in competition today is Après la bataille (After the battle), Egypt, about the Arab Spring, by Yousry Nasrallah.

The Plot:

Mahmoud is one of the “Tahrir square knights” who, on 2nd February 2011, manipulated by Mubarak’s regime, charged against the young revolutionaries. Beaten, humiliated, unemployed, ostracised in his neighbourhood near the Pyramids, Mahmoud and his family are losing their footing… It is then that he meets Reem, a young Egyptian
divorcee, modern and secular, who works in advertising.
Reem is a militant revolutionary and lives in a nice neighbourhood in Cairo. Their meeting will change their lives…

Unfortunately there is no trailer in english available.