In 2014, Clint Eastwood directed “American Sniper”: a biographical war drama film based on the autobiographical memoir, under the same name. Needless to say, the film was a huge success, with an international gross of over $547 million. The film was also the highest grossing film of 2014 in the United States ($350 million). Bradley […]
This is a sad month for Marsa Allam. Just when we thought the worst thing that could happen is shutting down a beach after a shark attacked a tourist, it seems that things keep getting stranger. Tarik Al-Henawy, a supervising engineer who was working at a hotel in Marsa Alam, south of the […]
El Gouna is set to host the first edition of El Gouna Film Festival under the slogan “Cinema for Humanity.” The festival will start on the 22nd of September and will run till till the 29th. El Gouna Film Festival aims to celebrate and foster cross-cultural exchanges across Egypt, the Middle East, and the rest […]
A cinephile like myself is always proud when an Egyptian movie makes waves internationally; and that is exactly what Egyptian director Tarik Saleh’s new movie is doing. The Nile Hilton Incident received very positive reviews from leading film magazines — such as Variety and Hollywood Reporter — for all the right reasons. Earlier this year, the movie […]
“The things we lose always have a way of coming back to us at the end.” One of the most memorable Harry Potter quotes just came back to life, thanks to one Egyptian: Mohy Yasser. The 19-year-old director reenacted the famous scene where everyone’s favorite wizard duels Voldemort. And guess where it was? Cairo’s […]
By Anicée Gohar
“I don’t need an Oscar or any awards or success to be happy, because making films does that for me” – Naji Abu Nowar. This week, the Oscars were graced by the first Bedouins ever to rock the Academy Awards’ red carpet. #Represent. Jordanian movie Theeb is making the Arab World proud with its nomination for […]
Get a sneak peek at how the controversial 'Jews of Egypt' and its new sequel came to life.
Sitting excitedly in a dark movie theater, a ten year old boy stares happily, eyes transfixed at the screen in front of him. Watching the iconic filmmaker’s – the late Youssef Chahine – Iskindriyah Kaman we Kaman (Alexandria Forever and Ever) come to life transformed the little boy into an avid movie lover. And by the […]
From musician to the most sought after film editor to an award-winning director, Ahmad Abdalla is proof that talent, passion and determination do take you places.
Hopes deflated and dreams shattered, a young Ahmad Abdalla’s ambition of becoming a filmmaker came to a rapid halt. Rejected by the Film Institute twice – each year the institute picks only eight new students – and surrendering to his parents’ pleas, Abdalla enrolled at the Music Institute to become a viola [A bow string […]
AlWajd AlFayez is a young Jordanian who’s following her passion in film-making. Being a director and the founder of Mugshot Productions, she aims to tell stories by using cinematic shots, translating her imagination into reality. Read all about her career and what inspires her… Introduce yourself. My name is AlWajd AlFayez and I am […]