Visionaries: 16 Directors Who Have Paved the Way in Middle Eastern Cinema

By Malak Khaled

We usually watch movies because of the cast and actors we love, however, directors play a much bigger role in conveying the message of the movie as well as building the image of the actor which engraves it into the subconscious of the audience. So without further ado, scroll down to check out our list of the best Arab visionaries that you need to keep on your radar:

Youssef Chahine

Mohamed Khan

Aly Badrakhan

Henri Barakat

Hussein Kamal

Fatin Abdel Wahab

Atef El Tayeb

Yousry Nasrallah

Dawood El Sayed

Sherif Arafa

Amr Salama

Hany Abu-Assad

Haifaa al-Mansour

Nadine Labaki

Abderrahmane Sissako

Maroun Bagdadi

WE SAID THIS: Which one is your favorite director?