Is the Egyptian Film Industry Finally Getting a Revival This Eid?

Is the Egyptian Film Industry Finally Getting a Revival This Eid?

No one could deny that the Egyptian cinema industry faced a stagnating halt in the 2010s, especially post the 2011 revolution. Whether this happened due to an overall shift in popular taste (demand), or due to financial shortages on the producers’ end (supply), or even a mixture of these two factors, one thing is clear: […]

16 Arabs Who Made Us Proud in Cannes Film Festival 2017

16 Arabs Who Made Us Proud in Cannes Film Festival 2017

This year’s Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end and the Palme d’Or went to ‘The Square’. We decided take a moment to give our own set of Palmes d’Or prizes to some of the amazing people from our region that made us proud all throughout the 70th Cannes Film Festival.     Mohamed Diab     […]

Cinema for Humanity: The First Edition of El Gouna Film Festival

Cinema for Humanity: The First Edition of El Gouna Film Festival

  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 […]

Everything You Need to Know About Luxor African Film Festival’s 6th Edition

Everything You Need to Know About Luxor African Film Festival’s 6th Edition

by Salma Hossam

  Attention culture vultures of Egypt as the sixth edition of Luxor African Film Festival returns to, well, Luxor ton March 10th. The official ceremony where things are going to get down and crazy are going to be held on March 16th in the Habu Temple.     Luxor African Film Festival aims to shed some […]

6 Arabs You Probably Didn’t Know Won Golden Globes

6 Arabs You Probably Didn’t Know Won Golden Globes

  A wise woman by the name of Meryl Streep just said, “America right now consists of Hollywood, foreigners and the press.” You got that right!   While Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling filled us with joy when they snatched their statues for La La Land, several Arabs, or some that are of Arab descent, have made […]

7 Movies Coming out This Month That Have Us on the Edges of Our Seats

7 Movies Coming out This Month That Have Us on the Edges of Our Seats

by Charley Parker

November is traditionally a big month for new movie releases and the movies coming out this year look to raise the bar once again. Coming to theaters this November are super heroes, wizards, aliens, cute little trolls and so much more. Without further ado, here are previews and synopses for the seven new movies hitting […]

11 Very Good Reasons Why You Must Watch Saudi Movie ‘Barakah Meets Barakah’

11 Very Good Reasons Why You Must Watch Saudi Movie ‘Barakah Meets Barakah’

  Barakah Yoqabil Barakah, the most talked about Saudi movie this year, follows two appealing characters of opposite sex guilty of wanting to get to know each other and mingle on Saudi Arabia’s land. Bibi, an adopted girl turned into an Instagram celebrity and Barakah, a municipal inspector supposed to be relating any outlaw behavior to his superiors are played respectively by amazing Saudi actors […]

Ahmed Helmy Makes the Sweetest Gesture for This Lucky Fan

Ahmed Helmy Makes the Sweetest Gesture for This Lucky Fan

  Nope this is not an Uber/Careem advertorial. Egyptian actor and superstar Ahmed Helmy was stuck in Mohandisseen traffic yesterday only to find Mohamed Ahmed, a teenager who was walking the opposite direction, waving at him to say ‘Hello’.   So as high-spirited as we know him, Helmy joked around a little with his fan […]

What Disney’s Live-Action Mulan Movie Means For Arabs

What Disney’s Live-Action Mulan Movie Means For Arabs

  Disney has just announced that it is looking for a Chinese actress to star as Mulan in the new live-action movie expected to premiere in November, 2018. Which brings us all to tears of joy because Mulan was literally the queen of every millennial’s childhood.   Disney’s decision to make Mulan’s 2018 movie as […]

Everything You Need to Know About Eid Al-Adha 2016 Movies

Everything You Need to Know About Eid Al-Adha 2016 Movies

Most Arabs wait from Eid Al-Fetr to Eid Al-Adha for movies (and the agaza we all take from work), so we thought it would make everyone’s Eid slightly easier if you know what you were going to watch before you did.   1) Kalb Balady     An Egyptian-style supernatural story about a guy who has been […]

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