Life passes. It moves forward through fading traces that remind us of our inescapable mortality, and our all-too-brief presence
The Palmes d’Or winner died of complications related to cancer.
I found Ghesseha touching, insightful, romantic in parts, jarring in others, but always human. I could connect to the characters, I found my body tense up during confrontations, relax at the resolutions, and love.
Fear and the Filmmaker in Cannes: The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375
Despite its short length, The Aftermath is a full and significant film, and although bare and minimalist in look, it's crowded with expectation. It is also groundbreaking, as I've endlessly mentioned before, the first film from Egypt to be included in the Cinéfondation.
At this year's Dubai International Film Festival, I had the privilege of sitting with Mahamat-Saleh Haroun for a talk.
Ever since that day in 2011 when I read about this free-to-the-public festival with a magical ability to bring together masters and students in a most positive way, I have been eagerly awaiting a chance to attend.
Yes. There was actually a crucial detail that posponed the film for 17 years, because I meant to shoot it long ago and I
Fall is my favorite time of year, because it's when great film festivals begin blooming in the Arabian Gulf, just as autumn leaves drop off trees across Europe and the US.
This year's Toronto International Film Festival is the perfect programming blend of independent projects and big studio films, master filmmakers and some recently discovered greats, short films with heft and long movies with a light heart.
Films From Noah Baumbach ("Frances Ha"), Roger Michell ("Hyde Park on Hudson"), Michael Haneke ("Amour," which won the Palme
In an upcoming film titled Side By Side, Keanu Reeves as well as director Chris Kenneally and producer Justin Szlasa ask a provocative question: What does the future of filmmaking hold, and can the two formats -- digital and film -- both survive and thrive, "side by side"?