Egyptian director Sameh Alaa won the movie “Stacher: I’m Afraid to Forget Your Face” of the Palme d’Or for the Short Film Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in its shortened session that 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, “A Victory for Short Cinema ..” Stacher won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. “
The film deals with in 15 minutes the story of Adam, who tries to return to his lover after having parted with 82 days and 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. 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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