All posts tagged “film

Danielle Arbid

Beirut Blues

Edwin Nasr examines the career of the controversial Lebanese filmmaker Danielle Arbid, and catches up with her in Paris to talk about her many trials and triumphs

Abbas Kiarostami

Where the Boys Go

Joobin Bekhrad looks back on the oeuvre of the late Abbas Kiarostami – particularly his earlier films featuring child protagonists – and a recent encounter with the auteur in Toronto

Gheysar

Lights, Camera, Revolution

A glance at the history and evolution of Iranian cinema, from Haji Agha and Film Farsi to New Wave modernism, postwar censorship, and widespread international acclaim

Jamal Penjweny

Iraqi Odyssey

‘Straddling a telling of his family’s history and that of Iraq from Ottoman times to the present, Samir’s aptly named film is nothing short of epic

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Tales Within Tales

Sabrina Guerrieri on the postmodernism of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1974 classic, The Flower of the Thousand and One Nights and questions of originality in art

Soad Hosny

Memento Mori

A conversation with Alia Al-Senussi and Abdullah Al-Turki, two curators of the ICA’s inaugural ‘Cinema on the Steps’ film festival in London

Bastardo

Revolution and Desire

A conversation with Beirut-based art & film curator Rasha Salti about the Middle Eastern highlights of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival

Belmin Soylemez - Present Tense

Anatolia Dreamin’

‘Nonetheless, the coffee is poured once again, conjuring memories of unachievable dreams and desires ever destined to be effaced’