Pakistan's 2014 Oscar entry is a handsomely made, nicely modulated fugitive drama with forceful social overtones decrying the ongoing practice of child brides.
Dubai Film Festival
A sensitively lensed, femme-empowering docu about a fearless widow breaking down the male bastion of camel beauty pageants in Abu Dhabi.
An atmospheric, at times impressionistic drama of a Moroccan windsurfer whose friendship with European tourists adds a highly-charged pull to the already palpable draw of departure.
Though clumsy at times and more successful at straightforward narrative than nuance, "I Am Nojoom" boldly presents the problem of Yemen's child-bride culture through the real story of Nojood Ali.
Hajooj Kuka's short yet eloquent, even optimistic docu is an exemplar of how filmmakers can give dignity to refugees by allowing them their names and their voice.
A streamlined Dubai Intl. Film Festival handed out their prizes Dec. 16 at a ceremony and dinner at the Burj Al Arab, sometimes labeled the world's most luxurious hotel. For the fest's 11th edition…
The sorrow of displacement weighs heavily upon Tala Hadid's feature debut, telling of a glum Moroccan-Iraqi searching for his missing brother while protecting a little girl from white slavers.
Lee Daniels will head the jury of the Dubai Film Festival’s Muhr feature competition dedicated to Arab filmmakers. The American multihyphenate, best known as the director of “Precious” and “The…
The Dubai Film Festival is downsizing drastically due to budget cuts, doing away with its Dubai Film Connection co-production platform, which is the cornerstone of its market, and also scrapping its…
“Foxcatcher” (pictured) “The Imitation Game,” and Jean-Marc Vallee’s Reese Witherspoon-starrer “Wild,” are among buzzed awards season pics set for a Middle East launch from the upcoming Dubai…