Forest Whitaker Is Going to Attend El Gouna Film Festival

Forest Whitaker Is Going to Attend El Gouna Film Festival

Oscar-winning actor/director Forest Whitaker is going to be feted at El Gouna Film Festival with a lifetime achievement award. Whitaker, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin, in “The Last King of Scotland,” was praised by the El Gouna’s artistic director, Intishal Al Timimi, for playing roles with “significant social and human dimensions.” […]

Why You Really, Really Need to Watch ‘Children of Heaven’

Why You Really, Really Need to Watch ‘Children of Heaven’

As one of most successful Middle-Eastern films, the impact of Children of Heaven continues to resonate even 20 years later. Directed by Majid Majidi and shot in the city of Tehran, the film follows a young boy named Ali and his sister Zahra as they search for a new pair of shoes, not wishing to […]