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Davide Abbatescianni


The New Arab Meets: Catalan filmmaker Alba Sotorra, whose insightful documentary tackles the controversial aftermath of a small group of Western women radicalised by IS and now living with their children in a camp in the Northeast of Syria.

17 June, 2021

Film Review: Karim Kassem’s hybrid documentary lacks a strong narrative focus, but is still worth watching thanks to some compelling footage shot in a special needs school for the blind and the presence of three powerful characters.

28 May, 2021

Film Review: Rami Farah and Signe Byrge Sørensen’s new documentary, premiered at CPH:DOX, documents the emotionally intense reunion of three journalists on the occasion of the Syrian revolution's 10th anniversary.

07 May, 2021

Film Review: Bardia Yadegari and Ehsan Mirhosseini's psychological sci-fi recounts a poet living with his mother in a desolated Tehran, trapped by drug addiction, poverty and a tyrannical government.

20 April, 2021

Film Review: Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam's moving drama centres on Mina, who devastatingly learns of her husband's execution for a murder he didn't commit.

13 April, 2021

Film Review: Ayten Amin’s sophomore feature is an intimate look at the life of a 19-year-old girl's transition into adulthood, who dreams of escaping her dull existence in rural Egypt.

09 April, 2021

Film Review: Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige’s compelling drama follows a daughter willing to uncover her mother’s troubled teenage years in 1980s Lebanon.

30 March, 2021

Film review: Selim Mourad’s Agate Mousse is an engrossing essay film on transience and death, boasting an elegant direction and rich in emotional moments.

12 February, 2021