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MMC Professor and Alumna Part of Postproduction Team of Film at Cannes Film Festival

June 06, 2018
  • Professor Erin Greenwell on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival

Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts, Erin Greenwell, and alumna Christina Remley ’17 were part of the postproduction team for Yomeddine, a film which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film festival and nominated for the Palme D’Or award.

Greenwell served as the Picture Editor while Remley served as First Assistant Editor for Yomeddine. Directed by A.B. Shawky, the film tells the story about a man affected by leprosy and his orphaned apprentice who leave the confines of the leper colony for the first time and embark on a journey across Egypt in search for their families.

Although the film did not take home the Palme D’Or, it did receive a six-minute standing ovation at the premiere, picked up the François Chalais Prize which rewards films dedicated to the values of life affirmation and journalism, and received positive reviews from numerous trade publications including  Screen Daily.

“It was already such a privilege to be on a project that I felt so passionate about and provided so many new opportunities. It was also amazing as a professor to see a former student thrive in a position with heavy responsibilities right out of college. The reward is always in the work in such a competitive industry, but to witness the standing ovation at such a prestigious festival was a highlight moment in my editing career,” Greenwell said.

Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts, Peter Schaefer, Ph.D. added, “We are very proud of Professor Greenwell and Ms. Remley for their accomplishment.  It’s quite an honor for our faculty and alumni, and it’s very special to know that a film edited in our own production labs debuted at Cannes.”

Congratulations to Professor Greenwell and Christina for their exceptional work!