The Middle East, more specifically the Gulf region, is no longer that deep indiscriminate petro-dollar well that Hollywood, in its constant thirst for outside capital, went to during the subprime…
Abu Dhabi Film Festival
Just like the cities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha, which have sprouted from the desert in a flurry of glass and steel, the film industry in the Persian Gulf has been built from scratch.
Hanne Myren's modest yet gemlike three-hander transforms documentary truth into engrossing fiction.
Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji returns to the First Gulf War with this dramatically strident docu-drama hybrid, which merges powerful testimony with unnecessary histronics.
Nagraj Manjule makes an exceptional feature debut with this multidimensional portrait of the caste system at work, capped by a finale of shocking power.
Sherief Elkatsha's boisterous documentary offers a bitingly comical portrait of Cairo as seen through its nightmarish traffic conditions.
A clearer narrative would have benefited this moody character study about a terminally ill man who locks himself inside his home and memories.
Smuggling a giraffe from an Israeli safari park to the only zoo in the occupied West Bank is the cute premise behind Rani Massalha's slight but appealing debut feature.
Although it may perplex some audiences, Anup Singh's drama about the 1947 Partition of India packs enough punch to make up for its thematic disparity.
The seventh edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival has announced winners of its Black Pearl Awards, with Chinese helmer Jia Zhangke’s “A Touch of Sin” scoring the top nod for best narrative feature.…