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.

Festival de Cannes day 2

On day 2 of the festival in Cannes we would like to present you De Rouille et d’os (Rust and bones) by Jacques Audiard.

The Plot:

Ali suddenly finds himself in charge of Sam, his 5 years old son that he barely knows. Penniless and without friends, he leaves the north of France to seek shelter at his sister’s in Antibes. Even though she and her husband do not have much money, they make a room for them in their garage and take care of Sam.

Ali finds work as a bouncer at a local nightclub. After diffusing a fight one evening, he meets Stephanie a beautiful, self-confident woman. He takes her home and leaves her his number. But she is a princess and he is a poor fellow.

Stephanie is a killer whale trainer at the local Marineland. After a terrible accident one day, Ali gets an unexpected phone call from Stephanie.

When he sees her again she is crammed into a wheelchair. She has lost both her legs and her dreams.

Ali will share genuine moments with her, without pity, and help her to live again…