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Yousry Nasrallah (Arabic: يسرى نصر الله‎  pronounced [ˈjosɾi nɑsˤˈɾɑllɑ]) (born 1952) is an Egyptian film director.



Nasrallah was born to a Coptic Christian family in Cairo. He graduated in economics and political science at Cairo University. Following, he worked as a film critic and directing assistant in Beirut from 1978 to 1982. He became assistant to Youssef Chahine whose company Misr International would go on to produce his films. Nasrallah's works have dealt with themes of leftism, Islamic fundamentalism, and expatriation.

His 2012 film After the Battle competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2]



  1. ^ "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  2. ^ "Cannes Film Festival 2012 line-up announced". timeout. Retrieved 2012-04-25.


Further readingEdit

  • Benjamin Geer, "Yousry Nasrallah: The Pursuit of Autonomy in the Arab and European Film Markets in: Josef Gugler (ed.), Ten Arab Filmmakers: Political Dissent and Social Critique, Indiana University Press, 2015, ISBN 978-0-253-01644-7, pp. 142-164

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