The film is the story of a young newlywed Palestinian school teacher who is jailed in a top-security Israeli prison where she eventually gives birth. (TIFF)
May 26, 2016 - 06:24 GMT
After success in film festivals in Luxor, Berlin, Palm Springs, and Toronto, Mai Masri's film will now hit screens in Iraq and Tunisia.
Time flies: The cast of Layali El Helmeya in a 2004 poster. (YouTube)
May 25, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The legendary show is returning to our screens this Ramadan - here are some of the cast, then and now.
The 'Eshtebak' crew at Cannes. (File photo)
May 24, 2016 - 14:22 GMT
After applause at Cannes, 'Eshtebak' director slammed in Cairo.
French-Moroccan director Houda Benyamina accepts the Camera d'Or for the film
May 24, 2016 - 11:55 GMT
Morocco's 'Divines' walks away with the Camera d'Or while a host of Arab films are featured out of competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Samberg stars as recording artist 'Conner 4 Real' in the expletive-filled pop song called 'Finest Girl'. (YouTube)
May 24, 2016 - 11:14 GMT
The SNL season finale continues to push the boundaries of good taste with a parody video about a woman obsessed with Osama Bin Laden.
Hepta features a star-studded cast that includes Hany Adel and singer-actress Anoushka. (File photo)
May 19, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Hadi El Bagoury's 'Hepta: The Last Lecture' has become the highest-earning romantic film in Egyptian cinematic history in the three weeks since its release.
The film, directed by Ayman Jamal's Barajoum studio, will be released worldwide in September. (File photo)
May 18, 2016 - 17:26 GMT
The film, directed by Ayman Jamal's Barajoum studio, will be released worldwide in September.
The 21-year-old model looked fabulous in a black and white ensemble. (Instagram)
May 17, 2016 - 07:44 GMT
The 21-year-old model looked fabulous in a black and white ensemble.
The film, directed by Omani filmmaker Salim Bahwan, addresses the issue of mehr (dowry) and its effects on society.  (Busan Film Festival)
May 15, 2016 - 13:39 GMT
The fifth Arab Film Festival in Busan and Seoul in Korea will be held from May 26 to June 1 and will also feature films from Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, UAE and Algeria.
Egyptian actor Hany Adel (L) takes a selfie on the red carpet with cast members ahead of the screening of the film
May 15, 2016 - 10:21 GMT
After opening ‘Un Certain Regard’ at Cannes, ‘Eshtebak’ receives international standing ovation.
Director Nasri Hajjaj in Cannes this week. (
May 15, 2016 - 10:01 GMT
‘Munich: A Palestinian Story’ by director Nasri Hajjaj claims German police, not Palestinian hostage-takers, killed Israeli athletes at 1972 Olympics.
The ad was released seven weeks ago. (Screenshot)
May 13, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Halwani's chicken ad has been viewed nearly one million times on YouTube.
Raya Abirashed at the Angry Birds photocall at the Cannes Film Festival, May 10 2016 (AFP/Loic Venance)
May 11, 2016 - 12:24 GMT
The Scoop with Raya presenter and Angry Birds star was told by doctors that she couldn't fly to the Dubai premiere!
Inspired by true events, Bilal is the story of a boy who dreams of becoming a great warrior but is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. (Al Sharq)
May 11, 2016 - 08:25 GMT
Cannes Film Festival kicks off today, marking Emirati Bilal's world premiere.
Nelly Karim stars in Clash, the only film from Egypt to be screened in Cannes' official selection. (IMDB)
May 10, 2016 - 13:42 GMT
The Egyptian director's film about political clashes, starring Nelly Karim, will feature in the festival's 'Un Certain Regard' section.
Ezz El-Din Khaled, 19, was ordered release on EGP 10,000 bail but the prosecution appealed the decision and Khaled remains detained. (File photo)
May 10, 2016 - 13:16 GMT
The move follows the arrest of its youngest member on Sunday on charges of 'inciting protests, and uploading videos insulting state institutions'.