The Egyptian director Yousry Nasrallah's After the Battle depicts the wake of last year's overthrow of Hosni Mubarak – filmed while the uprising was still unfolding. It is one of the 22 contenders for the coveted Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes film festival.
In the meantime, Nasrallah says he refuses to be intimidated. "I'm almost 60 and that is too old to be thinking of exile. What's going to happen?" he says. "I have a small camera and if I have a good story, I'll make films. If Jafar Panahi, who is a great inspiration, was able to make This Is Not A Film using a small camera in his apartment, then I can continue to make films, too."
Tahrir Square comes to Cannes – The National
Filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah grabbed a brief window while Mubarak was falling to make an up-to-the-minute film about the Egyptian revolution