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Dubai: Lebanese Director Eliane Raheb on Topical Documentary ‘Those Who Remain’

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Lebanese documentary director Eliane Raheb, whose well-regarded “Sleepless Nights” screened in Dubai’s Muhr competition in 2012, returns to the fest this year with the world premiere of the poignant “Those Who Remain.” It focuses on handsome, aging Haykal Mikhael, a true salt of the earth type, who stubbornly maintains a farm and restaurant on the… Read more »

Director Paul Verhoeven to Head 2017 Berlin Film Festival Jury

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Paul Verhoeven, the Dutch director of such varied movies as “Elle,” “Total Recall,” and “Basic Instinct,” will preside over the jury of the 2017 Berlin film festival. “Elle,” Verhoeven’s latest, premiered in Cannes and has been lauded by critics. “With Paul Verhoeven as jury president, we have a filmmaker who has worked in a variety… Read more »

Icflix Drives into Moroccan Originals with Noureddine Lakhmari’s ‘Burnout’

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MARRAKECH, Morocco — Icflix, the Dubai-based VOD platform founded by chairman Fadi Mehio and CEO Carlos Tibi in 2012, is finalizing its first Moroccan production – Noureddine Lakhmari’s “Burn Out”, the final part in a movie trilogy formed by “Casanegra” and “Zero.” A two-minute trailer was screened during the Marrakech Film Festival, as icflix’s CCO,… Read more »

Marrakech Jury President Bela Tarr: ‘Filmmaking is Like Hunting, You Have To Capture Life’

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MARRAKECH, Morocco — Following in the footsteps of Marrakech’s last three jury prexies – Martin Scorsese, Isabelle Huppert and Francis Ford Coppola – is no easy task. But iconoclastic Hungarian filmmaker, Bela Tarr, set a clear imprint on this year’s edition. Viewed by many in his homeland as a dissenter, Tarr brought a distinctive Eastern… Read more »

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