The Palm Springs Film Festival has announced the 45 foreign language Oscar submissions in the Awards section, a new program on Canadian cinema and the Modern Masters films. The foreign language…
Saudi Arabia, a country that still forbids its women citizens to drive, has submitted its first-ever feature film for Academy Award consideration: "Wadjda," a critically acclaimed triumph from female…
Saudi Arabia has its first entry, and Pakistan is repped for the first time in 50 years.
Oct. 1 is the deadline for Oscar foreign-language submissions, and there are already some benchmarks: Saudi Arabia offered up its first-ever entry, and Pakistan will be part of the race for the first…
Three years ago the actor-producer created the Kevin Spacey Foundation to train emerging talent in the performing arts. The foundation enlists experienced mentors and provides scholarships and grants…
The plot of "Wadjda" may seem simple — a 10-year-old Saudi girl competes for a shiny new bike — but Haifaa Al Mansour's remarkable debut contains some of the strongest social and political insights…
The Oscar season is barely underway, but we already have a front-runner for the oddest op-ed piece of the year.
Saudi Arabia has selected Haifaa Al Mansour’s “Wadjda,” the first Saudi Arabian feature shot entirely within the kingdom and, also notably, one directed by a woman, as its entry for foreign language…
ROME — The Venice Film Festival has tapped Saudi femme helmer Haifaa Al Mansour ("Wadjda") to preside the jury of its Luigi De Laurentiis Award, handed out to a first work. Mansour was at Venice last…
L.A. Film Fest: ‘Mother, ‘ ‘Code’ Nab Jury Awards; ‘Short Term,’ ‘Wadjda,’ ‘American’ Take Audience Awards
Janis Nord's Latvian drama "Mother, I Love You" and Ryan McGarry's medical documentary "Code Black" have taken the narrative and documentary jury awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Ahd, 32, has been drawing notice internationally for her perf as a hypocritical hardline schoolmistress in Haifaa al-Mansour's "Wadjda."