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CAA Signs Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, Director of Somalia’s First Oscar Submission ‘The Gravedigger’s Wife’ (EXCLUSIVE)

CAA has signed Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, the up-and-coming director of “The Gravedigger’s Wife,” Somalia’s first ever official submission for the Oscars international feature film race. “The Gravedigger’s Wife,”…

‘Ravens of the City,’ ‘Life After Siham’ Are Standout Winners At Cairo Film Connection Awards

The Cairo Film Festival’s Cairo Film Connection co-production platform wrapped Saturday with a glamorous prize ceremony which saw Egyptian first-timer Adhan El-Sherif’s “Ravens of the City” and French-Egyptian…

Turkish Thriller ‘Between Two Dawns’ Takes Top Award at Torino Film Festival

Turkish director Selman Nacar’s “Between Two Dawns,” a taut moral thriller exploring ethical and familial responsibilities over the course of one 24-hour period, took home the top honor…

‘Kabul,’ ‘Split,’ ‘Birdwatcher’ Bolster Cinétévé’s International Drama Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based production banner Cinetévé is powering up several international-driven premium series across different genres, including the contemporary Afghanistan-set “Kabul,” procedural “Birdwatcher,” mystery thriller “L’ile prisonnière,” feminist dramedy “Split”…

Torino Film Festival Mixes Militant Cinema With More Mainstream Movies

Italy’s Torino Film Festival, the pre-eminent event for young directors and indie cinema — now being revamped after going virtual due to the pandemic — will somewhat symbolically…

New Works by Soudade Kaadan, Lina Soualem Among Cairo Film Connection Projects

New works by emerging Arab film directors Soudade Kaadan (“The Day I Lost My Shadow”) and Lina Soualem (“Their Algeria”) are among standouts being presented at the upcoming…

‘The Gravedigger’s Wife’ Review: A Somali Tragedy of Health Care Funding That Resonates Beyond Borders

In a ghoulish age when many Americans are resorting to online crowdfunding to finance potentially lifesaving health care, the simple, sorrowful fable spun by “The Gravedigger’s Wife” may…

Netflix’s ‘Lupin’ Part 3 Now Filming in Paris

Netflix’s hit series “Lupin” is currently shooting its highly anticipated third instalment in Paris with French star Omar Sy reprising his role as Assane Diop, a character inspired…

‘Queen Sugar’ to End With Season 7 at OWN

“Queen Sugar” has been renewed for Season 7 at OWN, with that season set to be the show’s last. Writing on the new season has begun, with production…

‘Simple as Water’ Review: Syrian Refugees in Limbo, From Turkey to Pennsylvania

Nearly two decades ago, Megan Mylan co-directed “Lost Boys of Sudan,” a memorable documentary chronicling hope and upheaval among seven young men who landed in the U.S. after…

Oscar International Race Packed With Powerhouse Contenders From Over 90 Countries

These are the submissions for the international film Oscar by country. The deadline for entries was Nov. 1. A shortlist of 15 films will be announced Dec. 21…

Jurassic World: Dominon Is Finished as Post-Production Wraps

The long-awaited and highly-anticipated sequel Jurassic World: Dominion is officially in the can. After putting a bow on principal photography last year, director Colin Trevorrow and the editing…