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From Cairo to Cannes: Egyptian Director Makes His Debut

April 29, 2015

It’s every film director’s dream to be showing at the Cannes Film Festival, one of the most prestigious events in the international film industry calendar. And this year, a little known Egyptian director is about to have his moment. Mohamed Abou Soliman’s “Under a Glass Moon” is set to feature in the Cannes Short Film Corner when the festival kicks off next month. It may never have happened for Soliman had he continued on his original path as an engineer. Egyptian Streets interviewed the delighted director about the film and his transition from engineer to film director. Here’s what he had to say: When and how did you find out that your film had been selected to be in this year’s Cannes Film Festival? What was your reaction? I think any director wants to be associated with the name ‘Cannes’ and so right after I finished my short film I submitted it to the Cannes Short Film Corner. And I was thrilled to receive the email announcing that it got accepted. It was a wonderful feeling to get this sort of recognition. Tell us about the film. What inspired you…

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