Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Saudi Arabian audiences get a glimpse into Asian culture and society through the 11th Asian Film Festival that ends on February 11.Eight Asian films are screened in Jeddah with the concluding Japanese film ‘The Survival Family’ directed by Shinobu Yaguchi.“This year’s film festival is launching at an even more meaningful time as the Kingdom anticipates the reopening of cinema in just a few months,” said Acting Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Jeddah H. E. ...
Friday, 26 January 2018
A Syrian refugee will be cooking dishes from Damascus and Aleppo for VIP guests at the opening of the Berlinale International Film Festival next month. The choice of Malakeh Jazmati reflects the mission of the festival, which was set up in 1951 to showcase films that address urgent social and political issues in the world. The festival devoted its program to refugees and migration in 2016 after Europe’s politics were convulsed by the arrival of more than a million refugees from the Middle ...
Monday, 18 September 2017
Egyptian movie “A day for Women” has won the Grand Competition at the African Film Festival in Khouribga, Morocco. Director Kamel Wagih Abouzekri and actress/producer Elham Shaheen received the Ousmane Sembene award at the end of the 20th edition of the film festival in Morocco. The award comes days after filmmakers Shaheen, Nelly Karim and Nahed Al-Sibai won Best Actors’ Awards from the Kazan International Film Festival in the Russian Federation of Tatarstan. The film traces ...
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
“Art is my entire universe,” says pink-haired Saudi film director, Reem al-Bayyat. Reem was recently named Best Director at the Madrid film festival for her film Wake Me Up in the Short Foreign Language Film category. The 35-year-old director, filmmaker and photographer’s portfolio includes Doll (2010) and Shadows (2008), which have been screened at international film festivals in Muscat, Mumbai, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Paris. Al-Bayyat spoke to Al Arabiya English giving insights ...
Saturday, 20 February 2016
Screened in the Forum section of the Berlinale, the director’s debut feature was billed as a romantic comedy
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
George Clooney will be in town during the annual Berlin Film Festival, and hopes to attract refugees as well as film fans this year
Monday, 28 December 2015
Simo Benbachir, Special to Al Arabiya News See the showbiz highlights from this year's Marrakech International Film Festival which was held earlier this month.
Sunday, 13 December 2015
‘Very Big Shot’ won top prize Saturday at the Marrakech Film Festival
Sunday, 29 November 2015
The awards ceremony, hosted by Egyptian TV personality Bassem Youssef at Tunis’s municipal theatre, took place under heavy security
Friday, 11 September 2015
Five words sum up this year's Venice Film Festival: "Based on a true story."