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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.

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.

Souad: The young, the real, the virtual

Davide Abbatescianni

Souad: The young, the real, the virtual

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.

As I Want: The abused survivors of Egypt's revolution

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

As I Want: The abused survivors of Egypt's revolution

Film Review: Premiered in the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, Samaher Al Qadi's latest feature, a biographical documentary, explores the series of ...

Memory Box: Uncovering a painful past and moving forward

Davide Abbatescianni

Memory Box: Uncovering a painful past and moving forward

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

Giovanni Vimercati

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

At this year's Berlinale, four Arab films brought forward the painful complexity behind the façade of society.

Sarah Khalil

Berlin film festival 2021 roundup: The MENA films

The MENA films selected by this year's Berlinale brimmed with ambition and artistic audacity.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lokman Slim: The daring Lebanese activist, admired intellectual

The death of writer, intellectual and activist Lokman Slim shocked Lebanon.

Daoud Kuttab

Hunting the ghosts of Palestinian prisoners through cinema

Society: Witty yet brutal, Raed Andoni's latest work seeks to help former prisoners confront their trauma.

Lebanese film picks up prestigious Berlin film award

The New Arab

Lebanese film picks up prestigious Berlin film award

A joint Lebanese production has picked up the best fiction film award during this year's Berlin film festival, one of the world's most respected ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian filmmaker pleased by bridges built following 'A Separation'

Director Asghar Farhadi is representing Iran in Hollywood with his latest film "The Salesman", picked by his country as its 2017 entry for the ...

First Saudi production to win award at film festival

The New Arab

First Saudi production to win award at film festival

A rare feature-length film from Saudi Arabia wins a prize at the Berlinale Forum while the highest award is given to a documentary on ...

Curtain rises on Berlin festival with revolutionary Tunisian movie

The New Arab & agencies

Curtain rises on Berlin festival with revolutionary Tunisian movie

For the first time in two decades, an Arabic film is set to open the competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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