Traitée de pute et de prostituée, menacée de mort et attaquée, rejetée par son pays pour avoir osé de le positionner devant une glace, Loubna Abidar se réfugie en France. 217 more words
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46-year old Nabil Ayouch is Morocco’s best-known helmer – due to his incisive social dramas that highlight the plight of characters from impoverished backgrounds who resort to desperate actions. 1,506 more words
Given the current geo-political climate, all eyes are focused on developments in the Arab world, whether political, military or cultural.
Historically positioned at a crossroads between North and South and East and West, Morocco is one of the most developed countries in both the Arab World and Africa, and since 2008 has maintained an “advanced status” with the European Union, paving the way to full accession to the E.U. 2,324 more words
One of the wonderful things about general international film festivals like the BFI London Film Festival is that, unlike themed festivals, here everything goes and consequently there are always a few hidden gems that would otherwise go unnoticed in the mainstream. 922 more words
*These review were originally published at The Film Experience.
Baba Joon (Israel)
Israel’s Oscar submission is quite a unique experience: the lives of Iranian Jews who have left their homeland to live in Israel—and are consequently not allowed to re-enter Iran because of the two countries’ bitter relationship has never been portrayed on screen. 590 more words