Mohamed Taymour, art producer, said he is very happy that his film won.StacherPalme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
“I learned about winning the award by chance, and he was not a member of the team. She was a French friend who was interested in cinema. I felt that my heart stopped and I was not sure that she was speaking seriously,” Taymour added, during a telephone interview.
He explained: “We have been working on the production of the film since the end of 2018, which is a long time to produce a short film, and we have been working for a year and a half to obtain grants from Egypt or outside in order to obtain any funding, and we tried to find alternative opportunities to finance films because this matter is not easily available in Egypt, and we filmed the film one month before the spread of the Corona virus, and in general, the film costs about 200,000 pounds. “
He pointed out that the film tells the story of the life of a 16-year-old young man who goes through a specific journey of a quarter of an hour in order to bid farewell to a dear person, as the film begins in an exciting way and with time, events unfold.
The Cannes Film Festival announced that the Egyptian short film “Stacher”, directed by Sameh Alaa, won the Palme d’Or award for the 73rd Cannes Festival, according to the festival’s official Twitter account.
The Egyptian short film “Stacher” by director Sameh Alaa won the best short film award from the Moscow International Film Festival in its 42nd session, which was held from October 1-8, and the film deals with the story of a 16-year-old young man forced by circumstances to bid farewell to his girlfriend in a different way. Completely.
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.