Directed by Nada Riyadh, the 20-minute film Fakh (The Trap) will have its world premiere at Cannes 2019. The film is the only entry from Egypt to the Critics Week. Riyadh’s short-film is one of the six selected projects that are directed solely by women within the short-film category.
Egyptian screenwriter and director, Nada Riyadh, in her second short film tells a tale of a disintegrating marriage in The Trap. Previously, Happily Ever After – the Egyptian screenwriter and director’s debut documentary film – premiered at IDFA in 2016 and was later screened in more than 20 international film festivals.
The Trap will compete within the Short Film Category, one of the segments of the Critics Week.
“Her work mainly focuses on exploring the depth and complexity of the human psyche and relationships through the visual medium,” we read in the filmmaker’s biography published at the Cannes festival website.
The Critics Week will take place between 15 and 23 May while the 72nd Cannes festival will open on 14 May and continue until 25 May.