A quietly loopy comedy about a pot-smoking Icelandic poetess and her equally spacey friends and family, "Back Soon" is a small joy, marbled with magical moments.
These days, no self-respecting film festival can hope to be taken seriously without a competition. In this respect, Deauville was initially slow to catch on, only getting around to adding an award…
It's impossible to look at the box office numbers without concluding the following: The worst thing that ever happened to indie film was that the studios thought it was a good business.
When Abu Dhabi launched its Middle East Intl. Film Festival in October last year, most eyes were drawn to its three-day-long Film Financing Circle. Headed by U.S. producer Adrienne Briggs, the Film…
Abu Dhabi's Middle East Intl. Film Festival launched with a bang last year with an inaugural edition that promised the richest prize money offered on the fest circuit. A year on, fest organizers know…
Set up in 1997 with the support of private coin, the Beirut Intl. Film Festival could finally become the glitzy, trouble-free event it has longed to be ever since its inaugural edition.
When: Oct. 14-21 Where: Haifa, Israel Festival dir.: Pnina Blayer Web: haifaff.co.il Celebrating its 24th edition this year, Haifa is Israel’s oldest film festival. With a special focus on…
A biennial event, Carthage is notable for showcasing Arab and African films equally.
Largely focused on Arab cinema, Damascus has in recent years attempted to boost its standing in Middle East film circles on the back of a booming Syrian TV biz.
When: Nov. 14-22 Where: Marrakech, Morocco Fest dir.: Melita Toscan Du Plantier Web: festival-marrakech.com While Marrakech has earned a reputation as one of the most picturesque of all festivals…
Dubai approaches its milestone fifth edition on the back of what was indisputably its most successful festival to date last year, and fest organizers are now hoping to build on their achievements.