Movie Reviews

February 8, 2014

Amal Boushousha is bringing us something special this March.
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Algerian artist filming a Syrian dialect drama on location in Abu Dhabi. How's that for mixing up the region?!

February 6, 2014

Khaled Abol Naga plays a makeup-aged old man on "Villa 69" (Image: Facebook)
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Neither depressing nor sad, but greatly realistic, "Villa 69" delivers us to the Nile where a dying man takes stock of his life.

February 5, 2014

Mahmoud Yasin peaces out of his role alongside Adel Imam
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Controversy about his portrayal in the drama "His Excellency" as a secondary actor have instigated his withdrawal from the project starring Adel Imam.

Opening ceremony of 2nd Luxor African Film Festival. (Image: Luxor African Film Festival)
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The third edition of the Luxor African Film Festival will run from 18 to 24 March, featuring films from 41 African countries.

February 4, 2014

Egyptian filmmaker Sameh El-Tawil's short "Clockwise" (Image courtesy of
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Egyptian-made short film "Clockwise" will be premiering at Munich's Academy of Fine Arts on Wednesday, February 5.

February 3, 2014

'Bonjour Gauguin' by Georges Bahgory, part of the collection to be displayed in 'Nostalgic Dreams.' (Image:
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After a slow culture week due to political events, the arts and culture scene is back to thriving with a diverse range of events in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour.

"Zanj Revolution" flavors of revolutions past. (Image courtesy of Iffr)
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Beirut-based films "Zanj" and "Zanj Revolution" reflect on times past in Arab spring era Lebanon.

Farhadi’s immigrant romantic drama The Past is his sixth directorial experience and first one in a foreign country that was shot in the French capital, Paris. (Image: Facebook)
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Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s French-language drama The Past (Le Passé) has been nominated in five categories at France’s César Awards 2014.

February 2, 2014

Jamal Suliman is under fire for stoking the Egyptian political fires. (Image: Facebook)
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Jamal Suliman's starring role is getting some heat for being so politically motivated.

"Mirror", "Mirror" poster on the wall. (Image: Facebook)
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May Salim has nearly got her upcoming film "The Mirror" in the bag. She's 80 percent done filming her scenes for the story about a a young girl that suffers domestic difficulties that draw her to adorn the veil.

Katrina is learning Arabic for her upcoming role in "Phantom." (Image: Facebook)
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Bollywood superstar Katrina Kaif is taking on a new challenge; learning Arabic, all in the name of her new movie, of course!

"Excuse My French" is one of the January highlights of Egypt's culture scene.
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An Oscars nomination, a though provoking film on a taboo topic, and a museum opening make the list of exciting cultural events that went down in January this year.

January 31, 2014

Orwa Nyrabia, producer of the Syrian/German film "Return to Homs," accepts the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary for the film during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Image: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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The director of Syrian documentary "Return to Homs" scoops a top prize at the Sundance film festival.

January 29, 2014

"Family Secrets" brings the drama but lacks in quality (Image: Facebook)
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Yes, it does touch on the unique, sensitive subject of homosexuality through the eyes of an adolescent, we'll give it that, but "Family Secrets" still doesn't make the mark when it comes to a plot that makes sense or believable acting.

Farsh w Ghata (Rags and Tatters) follows a fugitive who escapes during the prison breaks that took place at the onset of the 2011 uprising. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Among the 30 African films screened within the 43rd edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam are Ahmad Abdalla's Rags and Tatters and Hind Meddeb's Electro Chaabi.