ABU DHABI -- Politics and religion are hampering Oscar prospects for helmers not just in Iran but across the Middle East.
Abu Dhabi offers regional and global filmmakers a showcase
French pics continue to rack up sales
Croisette vets and first-timers pepper lineup
More than a year after Egypt's Tahrir Square uprising, there are signs of a creative growth spurt in what is still the Arab world's film industry powerhouse.
Andrew Dominik's Brad Pitt starrer "Killing Them Softly," John Hillcoat's Prohibition-era drama "Lawless" and Jeff Nichols' coming-of-ager "Mud" will face off in competition at next month's Cannes…
November and December saw two fewer film festivals than usual when Cairo and Damascus cancelled their events due to the turmoil caused by the Arab Spring's recent uprisings.
An inevitably uneven response to the 2011 Egyptian revolution by a collective of 10 rising and established filmmakers