It was a great success for the swede Tarik Saleh’s film “The Nile Hilton Incident” at the Sundance film festival in the night.
the Film won in the festival’s section for foreign films, writes TT.
Filmmaker Tarik Saleh, who was on the ground in Utah at the festival, took the opportunity to give a swipe to Donald Trump in his acceptance speech.
” It was not a majority that voted for him, I just want to say it, he said, and got a resounding round of applause by the audience, reports Deadline Hollywood.
“The Nile Hilton Incident” revolves around a much-publicized murder that took place on the eve of the arab spring. A lebanese “Idol”participants, was murdered by an egyptian businessman. The murder seems at first lättlöst, but the crime will involve Egypt’s power elite.
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– It is a complex place. The story in the film sums up how contradictory of Egypt, the, Tarik Saleh previously said to SVT.
the Film is in Arabic and dinka, and one of the roles in the film played by Swedish Fares Fares.Recording has mostly taken place in Casablanca after the film crew have been forced to leave Cairo.
the Film has been hailed in the american branschmedier. “You transplant film noirs, the dark, cynical heart to the Cairo streets,” and that Fares Fares portrait of mordutredaren Noredin “captures a poignant sense of helplessness” has Varietys reviewer wrote about the film.
Nine years ago, the Swedish film won
the Last time a Swedish film won at Sundance was in 2008 when Jens Jonsson’s “king of pingpong” was named best foreign film.
Tarik Saleh directed by the thriller “Tommy”, with Moa Gammel, Ola Rapace in the lead roles, which was released in 2014.