Lebanese helmer Assad Fouladkar's "Halal Love (and Sex)" just received its North American premiere in Sundance, following a gala screening at the Dubai Intl. Film Festival in December. The film's…
Terrific editing, an evocative score by Sigur Ros, and an impressive selection of archival footage combine to capture the varied emotions of circus spectacles, from wonder to unease and back again.
An engrossing though predictable drama that excels at capturing the sensation of being trapped in both a dead-end location and within the bosom of the family.
Artificiality clings to Giuseppe Tornatore's English-lingo mystery, hampered by an Italian-to-English script translation that may be precise, but lacks naturalism.
Offshore auds may be put off by the Egyptian meller stylings, but Hala Khalil's pointed drama about a maid working for Mubarak cronies offers sharp-edged critique.
Sebastian Brahm's compassionate script grants his characters and his audience a refreshing maturity in this intimate woman-focused drama.
Emmanuel Finkiel incisively builds his lead characters, subtly developing relationships along with alienation, resentment, and racism to paint a picture of an average Joe whose weaknesses are…
Fares Naanaa's debut could be one of the few Tunisian titles capable of overcoming the art house blind spot for the region, thanks to a profound empathy for its grieving protags that transcends…
The 12th Dubai International Film Festival started to wind down on Wednesday, with a low-key afternoon awards ceremony which saw Tunisian distaff helmer Leyla Bouzid taking home the Muhr best fiction…
A counterbalance to the disturbingly negative depiction of Muslims in the West, "Bilal" pushes the religion's principles of social justice, though also accentuates its warrior origins.
Tunisian helmer Leyla Bouzid premiered her debut feature "As I Open My Eyes" at the Venice Film Festival, where it picked up the first of many subsequent awards on its travels through Toronto…