16 Arabs Who Did Us Proud at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

Published May 30th, 2017 - 04:00 GMT
Tunisian actress Mariam Al Ferjani.
Tunisian actress Mariam Al Ferjani.

This year’s Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end and the Palme d’Or went to The Square. We decided take a moment to give our own set of Palmes d’Or prizes to some of the amazing people from our region that made us proud all throughout the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

Mohamed Diab

After the nomination of his movie Eshtebak last year, Mohamed Diab had the honor of coming back to the festival as a jury member for the Un Certain Regard category, presided by Uma Thurman.

Saba Mubarak

Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak was at the Cannes Film Festival, mainly as a producer.

Kaouther Ben Hania & Mariam Al Ferjani


#mariamalferjani #kaotherbenhania #nadimcheikruha

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The Tunisian director and actress of Beauty and the Dogs were of course present for the movie’s nomination in the Un Certain Regard category.

Queen Rania of Jordan

Humanitarian activism of Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan was given recognition at Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief charity show. The event was part of the Every Last Child campaign, in aid of Save the Children.

Elie Saab

As usual, Lebanese designer Elie Saab dressed some of the biggest celebrities in town for the festival.

Georges Hobeika

The 70th Cannes festival was no exception for Georges Hobeika’s designs either as the brand was worn by Victoria Secret model Cindy Bruna, Turkish actress Fahriye Evcen and many more.

Zuhair Murad

We of course loved when Sarah Sampaio wore Zuhair at the festival’s opening carpet.

Raya Abirached

Movie buff presenter Raya Abirached of MBC was of course rocking the French Riviera at this time of the year again.

Ola Farahat


Last nights red carpet #cannesfilmfestival premier for the movie "Happy End " - Jewlery @apmmonaco #apmmonaco wearing dress @dolcegabbana

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Fashion is a big part of the Cannes Film Festival: hence the presence of some high-roller influencers, such as Ola Farahat.

Razane Jammal


@chanelofficial x @vanityfair // @francoisgoize #chanel #cannes2017 #vanityfair \\

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Lebanese actress Razane Jammal made some beautiful appearances throughout the last week of the festival.

Youssef Shazli

Egyptian movie In the Last Days of the City won Best Film at the Critics Awards that was held during the festival by the Arab Cinema Center. It was received by one of its distributors, the one and only Youssef Shazli.


Booming Kojak Studio’s empire spread to the South of France during the festival.


Booming Kojak Studio’s empire spread until South of France during the festival.

Jihan Alama

The Lebanese jewelry brand was also worn at the festival.

Lana El Sahely


Red carpet with @chopard, wearing @ralphandrusso, hair/makeup @diormakeup #Cannes70 #Chopard #LanaxChopard #RalphAndRusso

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Blogger Lana El Sahely walked both the carpet and the runway in Cannes this year on the iconic marches du Palais des festivals and at the Fashion for Relief event.

Edited by Al Bawaba

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