Lebanon

Bassem Breche Creates Controversy in Egypt With Mother-Daughter Melodrama ‘Riverbed’

Bassem Breche raised controversy with his maternal melodrama “Riverbed” following its world premiere at Cairo Film Festival. The story, a Lebanon and Qatar production shown in the Horizons…

‘Tár’ Cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister Takes Camerimage Top Prize

Personal tales of hubris, ego and living large dominated the Camerimage Internatiional Film Festival, with the Florian Hoffmeister-shot drama “Tár,” directed by Todd Field, taking the top prize…

Atlas Workshops: Compelling Next Generation Projects From Morocco, Africa, the Arab World 

MARRAKECH — Running Nov. 14-17, the 5th Atlas Workshops, the industry-and-talent development program for Moroccan, Arab and African projects at the Marrakech Film Festival, is celebrating its return…

‘One Piece Film: Red’ Surpasses ‘Black Adam’ at Saudi Arabia Box Office – Global Bulletin

BOX OFFICE Toei Animation‘s “One Piece Film: Red,” the 15th film in the popular anime series, shot to the top of the box office charts in Saudi Arabia…

My Daughter Wants ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ to Win Best Picture, So Why Can’t Her Wish Come True?

What a world we could live in if only we allowed the innocence of children to run it. My 11-year-old daughter Sophia is just learning about the scope…

Wissam Charaf, Imanol Rayo Set New Projects for Thessaloniki Co-Production Forum

New films from Wissam Charaf, whose sophomore feature “Dirty Difficult Dangerous” premiered at this year’s Venice Film Festival, and San Sebastian prize winner Imanol Rayo (“Two Brothers”) are…

‘Tel Aviv Beirut’ Director Michale Boganim on Trying to Remain Neutral While in a War Zone

In the Tokyo International Film Festival’s competition section with “Tel-Aviv/Beirut,” Michale Boganim (“Odessa, Odessa,” “Land of Oblivion”) has directed a historical drama set against the backdrop of the…

Middle East Box Office Is Recovering Faster Than Other Global Regions Largely Due to Saudi Boom

Theatrical box office returns in the Middle East are recovering faster than most other regions in the world largely thanks to Saudi Arabia’s box office growth and proliferation…

Fresco Films Boards ‘Breaking Bread,’ Sold by Mediawan Rights (EXCLUSIVE)

Palestine’s Fresco Films has boarded Tamara Erde and Mathias Énard’s TV one-off “Breaking Bread,” with France’s Haut et Court Doc already locked as the main producer. Tony Copti…

France’s Cinemed Festival to Showcase Projects From Arab World With Aflamuna / Beirut DC (EXCLUSIVE)

Cinemed, the Mediterranean Cinema Film Festival, is partnering up with Lebanese film org Aflamuna / Beirut DC to launch a new co-production and co-financing initiative aimed at high-profile…