Right after 9/11, I had a long conversation with a friend. The topic was whether it is possible for a filmmaker not to deal with the character of a terrorist. The reason we formulated the problem…
The film community in the Arab world has promptly reacted with outrage and determination to plow on undeterred in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo slaughter by Islamic fundamentalists in Paris which…
ABU DHABI -- Politics and religion are hampering Oscar prospects for helmers not just in Iran but across the Middle East.
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Abu Dhabi offers regional and global filmmakers a showcase
French pics continue to rack up sales
Working on multiple levels, helmer Yousry Nasrallah mines popular cinema and artier forms through a seemingly simple story of two worlds, exposing hypocrisies in each.
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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.