Homegrown titles vie with Hollywood to satisfy region's 'curiosity for cinema'
Khaled El Hagar's "Lust," Egypt's submission in the foreign-language film Oscar race, has been called eerily prophetic.
Helmer Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia," Turkey's submission for foreign-lingo Oscar, is an intense and slow-moving drama about the search for a corpse in the grasslands of Turkish…
Women have been making inroads in every part of the entertainment business, so it only makes sense that in the Middle East, long known for its patriarchies, a different kind of Arab Spring has been…
TEL AVIV -- Israeli helmer Joseph Cedar is in the Oscar race once again.
"Nader and Simin, a Separation," the first Iranian film to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, is Iran's submission in the foreign-language film race at the 84th Academy Awards.
For Eran Kolirin, helmer of "The Exchange" (HaHithalfut), which preems in competition at Venice today, filmmaking of late is a case of art imitating life.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is a time for community, when families gather around the TV set to break the daily fast.
From Hogwarts to Romania, CineEurope award winners are setting the pace for the new millennium.
Hollywood has taken note of the Holy Land, and Israeli TV shows are fast becoming the country's most popular export.
While making "Footnote" (He'arat Shulayim), the story of family antagonism in the world of Talmudic study at Jerusalem's Hebrew U., Israeli helmer Joseph Cedar found himself obsessed with minutiae…