More than just a local showcase, Mid East events are starting to capture global attention.
As region booms, these events are becoming essential stops on the global fest schedule.
Impressive direction doesn't entirely compensate for script weaknesses in Leila Kilani's visually accomplished debut.
The backstory is almost a movie itself: A couple of young helmers self-produce their first feature using friends and family as actors, get some money from Abu Dhabi's Sanad fund and go on to win a…
A crumbling house keeps its inhabitants protected from the chaos outside while figuratively trapping them in their destinies.
Iraqi helmer Mohamed Al-Daradji was awarded Variety's Middle East Filmmaker of the Year award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival on Tuesday.
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