Having started in 1946, Festival de Cannes brings together the best of cinematography, showcasing new writing, new genres, and new visual advancements every year. Taking place between May 11 and May 22 in 2016, this year's festival will screen several films from across the MENA region, including Egypt, Iran and Tunisia. Make sure to catch these 4 films:
1. "Eshtebak," Mohamed Diab (Egypt)
2. "Forushande," Asghar Farhadi (Iran)
3. "Varoonegi," Behnam Behzadi (Iran)
Translating to "Inversion," Behzadi's film is the story revolving around sudden temperature changes and a big plague in Tehran, where a woman in her 30s is torn between leaving the city with her family or staying behind to pursue a love interest. The film falls in the Un Certain section of the festival and will be screened at Cannes on May 18.
4. "Chouf," Karim Dridi (Tunisia)
The film falls in the Special Screenings section of the festival and will be screened at Cannes on May 15.