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Red Sea artistic director Edouard Waintrop cancels trip to festival

Red Sea artistic director Edouard Waintrop cancels trip to festival

Former Cannes Directors’ Fortnight artistic director oversaw selection of inaugural edition.

Red Sea International Film Festival artistic director Edouard Waintrop has cancelled his attendance of the festival due to health reasons.

Waintrop was to have flown out of Paris to Jeddah on Sunday for the inaugural edition of Saudi Arabia’s first international film festival (December 6-15) but cancelled his flight.

Contacted by Screen, Waintrop said he had fallen ill over the weekend and had been advised by his doctor to stop working for a week.

“I am very sad to not get back to Jeddah,” said Waintrop.

Waintrop was

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