Films

Category: Films

  1. THE AWFUL TRUTH directed by Leo McCarey with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. A sparring couple on the brink of divorce learn the truth about love and marriage….the awful truth!!!!   Super comedic direction and 1930s pizazz make this a comedy pip, and oh that charming…

  2. Turtles Can Fly (2004), a film by Bahman Ghobadi This riveting and heart-breaking Iranian film is dedicated by the filmmmaker to “all the innocent children in the world — the casualties of the policies of dictators and fascists.” In a refugee camp near the Turkish border…

  3. Bas Ya Bahar (1972), a film by Khalid Al-Siddiq The first feature film to be made by the state of Kuwait. It is a period piece about Kuwait before the discovery of oil when fishing was the predominant occupation. Bay Ya Bahr is the story…

  4. Silences of the Palace [Samt al-Qusur], directed by Moufida Tlatli. France/Tunisia, 1994 Moufida Tlatli’s masterpiece Silences of the Palace (Samt al-Qusur) is a Tunisian film released in 1994. Seventeen years after its release, Silences remains lamentably little known, even among those who have a better…

  5. Ahlam (2006), a film by Mohamed Al Daradji Ahlam tells the story of a young woman called Ahlam, which means “dreams” in Arabic. Ahlam is a young woman in a psychiatric hospital in Baghdad: she goes crazy after her husband is killed on her wedding…