Art Alert: Screening of Cannes-selected Egyptian short Tarot (TRAILER)
Ahram Online, , Monday 4 May 2015
As part of the French Institute’s film festival, 11eme Festival Des Rencontres De L’Image, the short film Tarot will be screened at the French Institute

Screening at the 11th edition of Festival des Rencontres de L’Image, the animated dark comedy Tarot, directed by Ahmed Roushdy, follows a struggling poor fisherman experiencing a change in destiny because of a deck of tarot cards.

Tarot was created during the 48 Hour Film Project, an international competition which challenges filmmakers to create a film in two days, providing each of the participating teams with a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre.

The film was among the best 13 out of 4,500 submissions, and will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival on 20 May 2015, among another 12 films from the 48 Hours Film Project 2014. It has won ten awards and an honour certificate.

Roushdy will be present after the screening for a discussion with the audience.

Rencontres De L’Image festival, which takes place between 2 and 8 May, was first launched in 2005, aims at offering an opportunity for young film directors to screen their very first films, said Isabelle Siegneur, cultural attaché at the French Institute in Cairo, during a press conference.


Thursday 7 May at 6:30
1 Madraset El-Hoqouq El-Ferenseya Street, Mounira, Cairo