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Still from the film "Waves '98" by Ely Dagher

AFAC Grantee’s Short Film Waves ‘98 to compete at Cannes

15 Apr, 2015 

AFAC is proud to announce that Waves ’98 by 2012 cinema-grantee Ely Dagher is 1 of 9 films selected by the 2015 Short Films Competition of the Cannes Festival – out of 4550 short films submitted. The only animation movie to be selected, it is in the running for the 2015 Short Film Palme d’Or, to be awarded by Abderrahmane Sissako, President of the Jury, at the official prize-giving ceremony of the 68th Festival de Cannes on 24th May 2015.

 

Written and directed by Dagher (Lebanon), the 14-minute long Waves ’98 is about Omar, a high-school kid living in the northern suburb of Beirut, struggling in his social bubble. On a quiet afternoon, on a terrace looking over the city he notices something strange, a sort of Giant golden animal protruding from between the buildings that draws him and leads to his discovery of a special part of the city.

 

2015 Short Films Competition of the Cannes Festival also includes the Palestinian film “Ave Maria” by Basil Khalil.

 

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