El-Gouna Film Festival’s announced 11 Internationally award-winning films in the lineup of its second edition, which opens 20 September.
The films were featured top festivals this year, such as Cannes, the Berlinale, Sundance, and Rotterdam, with productions from Japan, Italy, Poland, Australia and Denmark, among others.
Several films have won awards at Cannes, including the winner of the Palme d’Or, Shoplifters, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, which, according to the press release, is a highlight in the festival's selection.
This year, the festival is eliciting high expectations.
“El-Gouna Film Festival has unlimited ambitions and the ability to fulfill them. We set the bar high in our inaugural edition and are working hard to raise it a notch or two this year," festival director Intishal El-Tamimi has said.
The line up of award-winning international films includes:
Shoplifters, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes
Cold War, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
Poland, France, UK
Winner of Best Director Award at Cannes
Dogman, directed by Matteo Garrone
Winner of Best Actor Award for Marcello Fonte at Cannes
Happy as Lazzaro, directed by Alice Rohrwacher
Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany
Winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes
Samouni Road, directed by Stefano Savona
Winner of the Golden Eye Documentary Prize at Cannes
All These Creatures, directed by Charles Williams
Winner of the Short Film Palme d’Or at Cannes
Mug, directed by Małgorzata Szumowska
Winner of the Silver Bear Award at the Berlinale
The Heiresses, directed by Marcelo Martinessi
Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Actress and Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlinale
Of Fathers and Sons, directed by Talal Derki
Winner of Best Documentary at Sundance
Winter Flies, directed by Olmo Omerzu
Winner of Best Director at the Karlovy Vary Festival
The Guilty, directed by Gustave Moller
Winner of Audience Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival and Sundance
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