Monday 18 June 2018
Venice Film festival

Saudi's first female director wins praise

Rotana, a leading producer and distributor of Arabic music and films, lauded Saudi film director Haifaa Al Mansour for her recent film “Wadjda” which won rave reviews at the recent Venice Film Festival. Wadjda, screen writte


Egypt film on women’s role draws ire and praise

The makers of an Egyptian film exploring the subjugation of women across the Middle East say they have won widespread praise as well as deeply personal criticism since the movie was released. “Scheherazade: Tell Me a Story,'' screened at t

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