Movie Reviews

April 15, 2013

Pablo Picasso’s ‘Child with a Dove’ - 1901. (Picasso)
07:54 GMT

Qatar gained more than independence from Britain. The loaded state purchased Pablo Picasso's "Child with a Dove" for $76 million from its former protector.

April 13, 2013

Carole and Wael get down to business.
09:49 GMT

This time round two contestants were going home and the judges showed no mercy when booting them out.

Still from 'In the Shadow of a Man' by Hanan Abdallah. (Ahram)
05:00 GMT

Among the highlights are two of Egypt's most successful films: 'I the Shadow of a Man' and 'Jews of Egypt'.

April 12, 2013

Muna Zaki is guarding her pictures closely this time.
12:59 GMT

The controversial Egyptian actress demands that no pre-screening pics of her in her scandalous clothes are released to the public.

April 11, 2013

Saba Mubarak and Nour El Sherif ready to take center stage
09:36 GMT

The legend of Nour El Sherif continues alongside Saba Mubarak in the new Ramadan drama “Khalf Allah”. Filming for the show kicks off with a special ceremony and press conference.

April 7, 2013

Basel Khayat has the ladies of the region swooning.
12:07 GMT

TV soap fans will be saying 'The Date' as the pair of acting stars get together this Ramadan.

April 6, 2013

This week contestants all looked a lot more like stars.
11:25 GMT

The third week of live shows sees a remarkable better looking set of wannabes but no change with the judges' squabbling.

Still shot from 'Coming Forth by Day' by Egyptian director Hala Lotfy
05:00 GMT

This year the Birds Eye View Film festival in London will be focusing on female Arab directors and their work.

April 5, 2013

Laila Elwi will be back on the region's Ramadan screens despite rumors.
17:40 GMT

The much-loved Egyptian actress is gearing up for a new part in a Ramadan drama.

April 4, 2013

Doc Jazz plays his funky music to cure Palestinian ailments
22:17 GMT

Palestine has a new secret weapon and its striking fear into the heart of the competition in the entertainment industry. Doc Jazz is a surgeon and musical activist who presents Palestinians with all-purpose cures for their spiritual or physical malaise.

Italy is poised for Egyptian film
15:26 GMT

As an exercise in bolstering the cultural exchange between Egypt and Italy, the Egyptian Academy of Arts in Rome hosts the Egyptian Film Week from 2 - 6 April.

April 2, 2013

Wadjda makes Saudi proud
20:14 GMT

An array of films, including the Saudi setpiece Wadjda, that showcase Arab talent will be the highlight of GFF.

Ragheb waves goodbye to his slot on Arab Idol.
11:39 GMT

The Lebanese superstar says he's quitting his job on the judging panel midway through season 2. Some bought into the mega-prank by their Arab idol. More fools, they!

April 1, 2013

Durra
14:22 GMT

Tunisian beauty, Durra Zarrouk, is set to dance her way through the holy month of Ramadan as a belly dancer involved in a love affair in the TV series "Competitions".

A fly on the wall look at foreigners in Egypt is a new feature film (Image used for illustrative purposes)
13:05 GMT

A new feature documentary seeks to discover the truth about the Khawagat face of Egypt. The research has involved a lot of foreigner-watching about town.