DUBAI — Normally, when one hears about a national focus at a film festival, it has to do with the screening program. But at this year's DIFF, the Dubai Film Market (DFM) is reaching out to Europe’s…
Former photographer Delphine Garde-Mroueh, who was born and raised in France, programs the Arabian Nights section at the Dubai Film Festival, where she also oversees program administration at large…
With submissions helmed by a former foreign-language Oscar winner (Iran's Asghar Farhadi) and a two-time nominee (Palestine's Hany Abu-Assad), Middle Eastern titles look to be more competitive than…
Offering solid, middle-brow entertainment that borrows from Aristophanes' "Lysistrata," the film shows the relationships and tensions between different groups within Orthodox Judaism in Jerusalem and…
The street cats of Istanbul will work their feline magic on American viewers when boutique distributor Oscilloscope brings the irresistible documentary "Kedi" to theaters in early 2017. "Kedi," which…
Overall, the film provides a counterweight to our xenophobic times, proving that human beings are more alike than un-alike and that poetry can be relevant across millennia.
A slender, artfully shot, loosely structured documentary that captures moments in the lives of seven mostly middle-class New York City girls as they blossom over a three-year period.
Selma Vilhunen's debut feature deals sensitively and intelligently with difficult real-life issues such as bullying, poverty, mental illness and dysfunctional families, making it a natural for…
Bugajski visualizes a 1962 meeting between Julia Prajs Brystygier (Maria Mamona, stellar), the sadistic head of Department V in the Stalinist-era Ministry of Information who was in charge of…
Sensharma's tale of a sensitive university student unravelling while on a week-long vacation with a crowd of cocksure relatives and family friends will resonate most with locals and Indian expats.
Maya Zinshtein, a Russian-born investigative journalist, smartly places her shocking portrait of a team and its fans in a broader socio-political context, allowing it to surpass its token subject…
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